It looks like with all that I read in the news on the internet that there are a lot of people who have a lot of fear. Fear sucks all the joy, hope, and peace out of our hearts and minds, and leaves us incapable of thinking and acting rationally with any degree of wisdom. Fear consumes our thinking, it overshadows all other emotions, and totally controls our life. With all the negative consequences that come into our life, and into the lives of those around us that we influence when we allow fear to control us, it is no wonder that God warns and even commands us not to fear.
Joshua 10:25 “Do not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous.”
Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Judges 6:23 The Lord said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear”
Psalms 27:3 Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.
Psalms 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.
Psalms 55:4-5 My heart is in anguish within me,
And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.
The way that we obey the command to not fear is to pray every time we feel even a twinge of nervousness about anything, and ask God for strength and courage.
Psalms 55:16 As for me, I shall call upon God, And the Lord will save me.
Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
I can honestly and sincerely say that I am feeling zero fear over this whole Coronavirus thing. I am not naturally brave or courageous, but I do pray a lot and I ask God to help me, to give me peace, joy, and strength in spite of circumstances, and He answers that prayer.