The coronavirus chaos is scary. It is a valid concern that should be covered in prayer. People are panicking and kindness is scarce. Children will be home for weeks and out of school. I know that anxiety is weighing on you. Whether you’re missing work or worried about routines being disrupted, remember who is in charge.
We are worried about being infected by the coronavirus, but what if instead we became eager to be infected by the hope of the Holy Spirit? What if instead of reacting in panic, we responded in prayer? What if we replaced fear with faith?
Taking precautions is neccessary and responsible. We should wash our hands, but let’s not forget we have also been washed by the blood of the lamb. We should make sure we have a reasonable amount of supplies, but we should also make sure we have an incredible amount of faith.
Someone shared recently that children mimic adults and perhaps their reliance on screens was due to their exposure to adults who are constantly stuck on their phones. Is fear any different? I hope that I do not have anxiety for the children in my home to mimic, but rather an unshakable amount of faith in God’s favor and protection.
I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime. Schools are closing, sporting events are being canceled, and even churches are not holding services. What I have seen a ton of in my lifetime is the greatness of God. I know that we will be okay because I know God is reliable and that He has never failed me once.
Mamas, let’s band together. Let’s help out other mamas. Let’s ease their burdens. Let’s pray for those impacted by this virus. Most importantly, let’s be the reminders that we were not given a spirit of fear.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.