Does Life Scare You?

Are
You
Afraid?

We get scared when we lose control of life. We like security, and when we can’t control our circumstances, we lose our security. You may have lost your job for now, because your state or province is on lockdown. All you can do is sit at home and wonder what is going to happen next, while governments worldwide scramble to answer that same question.

We also get scared when we can’t see the enemy who is threatening us. The COVID-19 virus is an invisible terrorist. It might be stalking you right now, and you have no way to escape because you can’t see it.

We get scared as well when the enemy we face seems to be invincible. COVID-19 has the power to kill. We can take precautions by isolating ourselves, practicing social distancing, and washing our hands, but other than that, no one has really found a cure. No medication, no vaccine, nothing.

Maybe you are sitting in isolation waiting to find out if you’ve been infected. It’s not a good feeling, right? But there is an answer to fear. We can lay our fears at the feet of Jesus and allow Him to take control.

Jesus Has Answers

Do you want peace during this turmoil? In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come to me……and I will give you rest.”

Do you want security? In 1 Peter 5:7, it tells you to cast all your care on Jesus, because He cares for you.

You might wonder, can you really trust God when things are going wrong? In Psalms 118:8, it tells us that it is better to trust in God than in men.

In John 14:27, Jesus said to His disciples, “Don’t let your heart be troubled or afraid.”

Turmoil is nothing new for this world. History books may glorify war, but anyone who has ever been caught in the middle of a war knows there is nothing glorious about it. At least fifty million people died in the twentieth century simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just as many died in the Spanish influenza in 1918 – 1920 and in the Black Death of the mid-1300’s.

If you open your Bible and read the writings of the apostle Peter, you will get a glimpse of what Christians were facing during those times. God doesn’t necessarily take away dangerous circumstances. Instead, He gives us peace to be able to cope with them. Jesus knew that most of His apostles would die a martyr’s death. He knew they would suffer terrible things because of their faith. He told them, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.” (John 14:27)

You might die from COVID-19. But if you open your heart to Jesus and let Him rule in your life, you can face death in peace. And you can have rest right now. God gave His people the following promise through Isaiah. We can still claim this today.

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, and flame will not scorch you.” (Isaiah 43:2 WEB)

In Times Like These:

The old song says this…

Verse 1
In times like these, you need a Savior
In times like these, you need an anchor
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

 Verse 2
In times like these, you need the Bible,
In times like these, O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

 Verse 3
In times like these, I have a Savior,
In times like these, I have an anchor;
I’m very sure, I’m very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock! 

Chorus
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the one
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Open your Bible and read the Gospels. They will introduce you to Jesus, the Solid Rock, the Anchor, and the Savior.

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