Read And Obey The Word Of God To Combat Fear
I declare that in my almost 42 years of life; I have experienced nothing like what is going on. The coronavirus has incited fear in so many and people are falling apart at the seams. I believe it is wise to exercise caution and abide by the safety guidelines prescribed. However, we as believers must understand that we play by a different set of rules when chaos strikes, Philippians 4:6-8 reminds us we are not to worry about anything, but we are to pray about everything. We have placed our trust in God, so we should not buckle at the knee because of fear. Watching the news and reading the reports on social media can cause us to forget that our God is sovereign, He is in control. Perhaps fear has arrested you, and you want to be free. The antidote is the word of God. We must meditate more on the word than we do on the news. He promises in Isaiah 26:3 that He will keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds on Him. We must abide in Him. Not only are we to get in the word, but we are also to obey it as instructed in Joshua 1:8. I unlock the power of the word through my obedience. It’s not enough to just say it, I must do it! I would be remiss if I didn’t also say that it is wise to make it a habit to get in the word, not just when chaos strike but even in times of peace. Because when chaos strike, and the word is already in us, it helps to give us the proper response; the word prepares us for war. It is our weapon! We are in a war and it is time to pick up our weapon and use it skillfully!
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.