When a crisis, of any kind, becomes entangled with politics, the media, and massive amounts of fear and panic…one must ask themselves if the majority’s response is equal to the actual risk. Is there even real risk involved here and to what extent? Is this whole thing a hoax, hype, or horror? Truly there are very few other possibilities. Please allow me to break down, the solution for each of these option:
Hoax: If COVID 19 is indeed a hoax, meaning that it is not even a reality, and is being used as a cover-up for something else then the last thing you need to do is give into the spirit of fear and begin to panic.
Hype: If COVID 19 is indeed something real, but is being hyped up by the media and world governments, then the last thing you need to do is give into the spirit of fear and begin to panic.
Horror: If COVID 19 is indeed the literal horror that the media and world governments are portraying it to be (and most of us are pretty much already dead because of it) then the last thing you need to do is give into the spirit of fear.
Concerning the above options, I am NOT saying it’s okay to be reckless when leaving your house. I am NOT saying to neglect your health because you will automatically be fine. And I am certainly NOT saying that I am endorsing one of the above options, exclusively.
What I Am Saying: Fear IS a spirit and NOT a spirit from God. For He has not given us a spirit of fear. Fear can get you out of a life or death situation. But it is not something that we, as humans, were meant to sustain on a daily basis (ie. anxiety, panic attacks, etc). It is detrimental not only for our mental health but our physical health as well.
NEWSFLASH: When you choose to entertain fearful thoughts and feelings, you have taken a step away from the Spirit of God, lowered your shield of faith, and become vulnerable in the eyes of the enemy. You are literally placing your faith in the object of your fear rather than in God.
Do NOT get stuck in fear. Instead, invite YAH into the fear and allow His love and Word to dispel it.
WE WERE NOT MADE TO BE AFRAID!
Now is the time to stir up the God given gifts, within you, and look for opportunities to bless others. Now is the time to lay down your own schedule, and agendas, by choosing to reconnect with God and your loved ones. Now is the time to truly rest in Him.
“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
– 2 Timothy 1:6-7