II Timothy 1:7 ” For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”

Fear of the unknown…it seems like the entire world is reacting.  So how can we as Believers respond the most appropriately to it?  First, let’s ask ourselves a few questions.  Has the Lord suddenly lost control and climbed down off His throne?  The answer is no, for Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”   Next, do we believe in the authority and sufficiency of God’s word?  If the answer is yes, then we must believe  this Scripture that God did not give us a spirit of fear but of strength, love, and a sound mind…a sound mind meaning wisdom, good judgment, and prudence.  And if this is so, we must also believe Scriptures such as Hebrews 2:51 that exhort us to not give in and become a slave to fear.  Finally, as Paul exhorted Timothy to lead by example, we must then apply our God-given sound mind to everyday actions, all the while praying  Psalm 91 to counteract this fear of the unknown.

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