We are in a time of great uncertainty. The news is filled with new CDC regulations, more cases of Covid-19, increasing number of deaths, and most recently we find out that our children will continue to be out of school until at least May 1st.
I think it would be safe to say that the world is on edge and fearful for what is to come..
It’s easy to go to that place of fear and allow the ‘what ifs’ to race through our minds. Sometimes I find myself in that place. What if I lose my income..What if I can’t feed my family..or..What if I run out of toilet paper and I can’t find any in the stores?
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:30 ESV
As believers and followers of Christ, we are to be brave and have no fear because we know that God is with us and is our Provider. However, as humans, we tend to rely on our own understandings and try to control what is happening.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 ESV
I suffer from anxiety, and yet during this time of crisis, I find myself having a calm spirit. Instead of focusing on my fears, I’m intentionally focusing on God’s truth. Instead of watching the fear fueled news, or scanning through social media.. I’m diving into scripture and turning to Him.
So during this time of uncertainty, lean into God and His promises.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. – Psalms 56:3 ESV