One thing we all have common in our world today is fear. There are so many unknowns with the virus even though it has been around since March or earlier. The reports from medical experts show us that there is much we will never know about its impact on mankind now and in the future.
The fear of isolation can also cause us to slip into depression. Wondering if and when we will be able to love on each other without concern of spreading harm to those we love the most.
Fear is nothing new and it will be around as long as we are in these mortal bodies. Satan thrives on our fear. It excites him to see a Christian cringe when faced with a difficult situation. His ability to manipulate and sow seeds of doubt grows as we allow ourselves to be crippled by things that are beyond our control. Fear is almost like a disease flowing through us. The more anxious we become, the greater the chances to be overtaken with the next trial. It becomes a never-ending downward spiral of despair. We can sink so low we become fearful we are beyond help.
That’s where Jesus shines the brightest.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:8-11 Perfect love casts out all fear! Jesus is our perfect love. He can and will conquer your fears. Trust in Him and let Him be your champion. He will fight for you when you have no strength.
As we celebrate His birth and the beginning of a new year don’t be gripped with fear but rather be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit of God!