The Fear Virus

June 29, 2020

Read

Matthew 10:30-31, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

Think

Have you ever been frozen by fear over a looming situation, or felt like you’re missing out on life because you just can’t get over your anxiety from something in the past? You’re not alone! We’ve all been sick with a virus called fear. The Great Physician, Jesus, is always open for business to help us live fearless, not fearful lives!

God loves you! You are of tremendous value to Him. He knows everything about you — even the number of hairs on your head! He can and will silence all unhealthy fears. Yet, He lets us decide if we really want to get well. So, we can continue to fall victim to fear, or we can draw close to Jesus, have a healthy fear of God, and eliminate what’s keeping us from forward progress.

Remember, fear over love is not from above — God’s perfect love casts out all fear. But, love over fear puts us in the clear and gives us a reason to cheer! So, decide now if you’ll turn toward Jesus for healing or stay sick. Choose God, and be well!

Act

Stay committed to reading these daily devotionals and discover the confidence and courage found in applying God’s Word to your life.

Pray

God, I know You are in control, that You love me, and value me tremendously. Help me trust in Your incredible ability to take care of every detail in my life. Heal me of the fear virus, Father, make me well! In Jesus’ name, Amen.