Using What God Has Given Us

As a child of God, by believing in Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour for the forgiveness of our sins through faith in Him and His sacrifice on our behalf, we have been given many things to help in times such as these. We have been given God’s Spirit to comfort us in these times of uncertainty and concern. We have also been given God’s Word to strengthen our faith in our loving Heavenly Father to meet our needs and help us through any trial. We have the constant presence of God with us and our continual access to the throne of God. The benefit of prayer is so important when facing things that could cause us fear or anxiety. Hebrews 4:16 tells us “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” And truly this is a time of need that we need to come to Him in and receive His grace and mercy to help us in our times of need. We have been talking about how our faith needs to be rooted and grounded and stablished in the Lord in order to live life steadfast and unmovable and abounding here in this life with all of the challenges we will face, such as our current crisis. Now is our time to shine by living the reality of these theological truths that we have been studying for the past several years. Now is the time to experience and show forth what it looks like to be anchored in Christ in our soul for security and stability in uncertainty. In times like these, the truths of Scripture need to be our guiding principles just as any and every other situation life brings to us. One Scripture that has come to my mind many times in recent days as I watch the chaos and panic that is gripping so many people worldwide is the truth of II Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” God does not want His children to experience this crisis like the children of the world, and we do not need to at all. God has put within the spirit of every one of His children His own Spirit and I promise you God’s Spirit is not fearful in this matter. We get fearful when we let our mind wander into doubt and despair instead of meditating on the truth of God’s Word and the greatness of our God. We need to captivate our mind to think biblically and obediently as instructed in II Corinthians 10:3-5. We have a war going on, not only in health matters, but also in faith matters.