Choose Faith over fear
Updated: Apr 1, 2020
When you think about the lives we live, there are so many choices that we need to make. We need to choose what we will have for breakfast, choose what clothes we will wear that day or for some what mode of transport we will use to get to work. Choices are all around us and the same is true in our Christian walk with God.
And never has this been more apparent than now. There is so much alarming news in the media right now that it is so easy for it to consume you, and if you choose to let it, fear can take over.
But the truth is, as followers of Jesus we don't need to do that. We can choose faith over fear, because faith is from God and fear is not. A bible verse like 2 Timothy 1:7 speaks to that: For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control.
Of course simply having faith doesn't make us exempt from viruses like Covid-19 or the devastating effects currently being felt by many. It just gives us an assurance that through this passage of time, the love of God is with us and that we can have faith in His written Word and what it promises.
Make a decision to choose faith over fear today. Don't let your current circumstances dictate how you feel or view the world. Choose to do that through a lens of faith and see your circumstances the same way God sees them - an opportunity for you to draw closer to Him and represent the hope and peace we have in Jesus to a hurting and confused world.