Lately, fear-inducing reports about the Coronavirus outbreak seem to be everywhere. But you have the power to fight against fear with the word of God and remain stable in your faith in unstable times. Here are 5 recommended Scriptures to combat fear of the worst.
Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Death may be all around you and conditions may be treacherous, but because God is there, and He’s on your side, you don’t have to worry.
Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Being a planner is a good thing, but fretting because you can’t predict future outcomes is a bad thing. The Bible instructs us to focus on today and not try to control what happens tomorrow. Only God knows the future, and as long as your future is in His hands, everything will work out fine.
Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” In our current social and political climate, it’s normal to be on heightened alert. Some very concerning things are happening in America and around the world. But Scripture says, you have no need to be afraid or terrified, because the Lord is with you everywhere you go!
Psalm 118:6-7: “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” What person or problem is greater than the God you serve? There isn’t one anywhere in the world. That’s why you can rest in the Lord who is your helper in your time of need. His presence assures you that all things will be well with you despite the way circumstances appear.
Psalm 34:4: “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” When fear, anxiety, and worry come at you in full force, stand against them by falling on your knees and praying. Call on the name of the Lord. Carry all your burdens, worries and anxieties to Him. He will do for you exactly what He did for the psalmist and set you free from fear.
Fear is a chain that binds you, and worry is a thief that robs you of peace. Use the “sword of the spirit,” which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17), to conquer them.
When you do that, no bad report will make you fearful because your outlook will be shaped by the report of the Lord.
Source: EEW Magazine