Christians aren’t immune to fear. Just like everyone else, you might be worried about what’s going on with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear of getting sick, fear of losing your income, and fear of losing loved ones are just a few issues. You can learn how to handle them.
Don’t Keep The Fear to Yourself
Sometimes Christians are afraid to express fear. You may think it means your faith isn’t strong enough or your relationship with God is poor. That’s not true. Everyone feels fear and it doesn’t help to act like it doesn’t exist. Instead, talk some trusted Christians about how you’re feeling.
According to Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 (NIV), it’s better for your Christian life if you have the support. The verse goes on to say that if two people are working together, one can help the other if they fall. Find a support structure to help you handle your COVID-19 fear.
Focus on What You Can Change
Another great way for Christians to handle fear is to strike a balance. What are you afraid of? Are there things you can do to make these things less likely to happen? If yes, write them down and focus on them. For example, what can you do during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep from getting sick?
When you’re making plans to tackle fear, remember 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV). If you’re looking for strength, God has all that you need during COVID-19.
Study What God’s Word Says About Fear
Finally, since you aren’t the first Christian to handle fear, you can bet God’s Word has some words for you. In Psalm 56:3 (NIV), David says he puts his trust in God when he’s afraid. In Matthew 6:34 (NIV), Jesus encourages Christians not to worry about tomorrow.
If you’re looking for more Bible verses, how about Isaiah 35: 4 (NIV)? This verse encourages Christians not to be afraid because God is coming to their rescue. You can find even more Bible verses that can help you handle your COVID-19 fear.
Everyone is dealing with fear during COVID-19. You shouldn’t try to ignore it because you’re a Christian. Instead, focus on all the things God has put in place to help you handle it. You’ll be able to handle fear before and after COVID-19.