God tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 that He did not give us a Spirit of Fear, but of Power and Love and of a Sound mind. So, let this be our anchor in times of doubt and uncertainty. Thank God for making you fearless, proclaim it and watch your fears go away.
Let’s move on to today: Dec. 10th 2020. I no longer live in fear. Not even the fear of Covid-19. I tested positive, my symptoms started 14 days ago on Thanksgiving night. My same Friend who told me to “pray my fears away’ tested positive (as well as her Husband) before me and ironically one of my Sisters, who I haven’t seen since the summer and lives 3 hours away also tested positive. I will admit that I was a little concerned, because I have asthma and I tend to acquire pneumonia easily.
Pray your fear away
But I NEVER Feared! I didn’t allow Satan to let my mind go to the worst scenario, he tried but I knew I had to fight. I knew that if I took all my fears & concerns to God that myself, family & friends were all going to be OK. I prayed and worshiped, and No Fear. I prayed for healing as we are covered by the blood of Jesus and for God to breathe his breath into my lungs.
It helped that two people closest to me had it (not that I would wish that on them, it was not a pleasant experience) but we helped each other thru the process and honestly not hearing fear in their voices helped a good deal also. And of course to have such a great support team. Family, Friends, my Church family, Pastor included were constantly checking in and praying for me. I can’t stress how vital a Church family is.
Courage isn’t the absence of Fear, it is having Faith in the midst of Fear and doing God’s will while having humanly feelings of Fear.
The pandemic also affected my business, as I am in the Party-event business and social gathering is a very important factor. My business was shut down for 4 months, with little business for the next 4 months (a fraction of what we normally do), now being shut down again during the busiest holiday season for us.
So far, 6 months of no work for me or my employees with the good possibility of more going into 2021. Did I stress out and have fear at first? Yes of course, I am human. I cried for 3 days straight. Did I let the fear consume me, and drive me off the deep end? No, I did not. God reminded me, that He did not get me this far to let me fail. We are going to come out of this stronger than ever, He’s got this and I am all in!
God give us many promises. I Thank God for supplying my every need, spiritually and financially. I will not stress out about money because He says “Thou shall not lack” (Psalm 23). He says that we are more valuable than a bird (Matthew 6:26). As I tithe (which I do regularly, work or no work) I Thank God for opening up the flood Gates of heaven, for pouring down his blessings on me (Malachi 3:10)
Comfort in Prayer
The Covid pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty and fear in everyone across the globe. Sadly it’s a valid fear, a lot of lives were lost. I pray for the people who lost loved ones especially as we go thru this Christmas season. My heart hurts just thinking about the devastated families and I pray that they have the love of Jesus in their hearts for peace & comfort.
Matthew 5:4; “Blessed are those who mourn, for they should be comforted”.
Jesus is a healer & protector, by his stripes we are healed (Isiah 53:5).
Jeremiah 30:17 “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds”
And remember “Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains” (Matthew 17:20).
If you are going thru any kind of sickness, look these verses up and proclaim them.
Prayer: Thank you Jesus for replacing my Misery with Joy, my Fears with Faith, my Weaknesses with your Strength, Depression with your Grace and Loneliness with your Enduring Friendship. Thank you for pouring your Love & Comfort over all that are hurting at this time. May you mend their broken hearts and bind up their wounds. In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen!