Exercising Faith Over Fear Of the Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus spreads across the global landscape, fear spreads too. And yes…even panic.
But flying below the media radar, there is calm and confidence among followers of Jesus Christ. The Kingdom of God represented by the church.
Because Christ-followers exercise faith over fear. To the non-religious, faith may seem overly simplistic. A form of hypothetical idealism. Or irrational, wishful thinking.
Yet, the calm and confidence among Christ-followers is undeniably real. And appealing.
So in case you’re wondering. Or curious. Or fearful enough to least consider it as an alternative, here are three ways exercising faith overcomes fear of the Coronavirus.
EXERCISING FAITH OVER FEAR OF THE CORONAVIRUS FINDS SECURITY IN A SOVEREIGN GOD
We naturally desire security and try to control it. First, through our individual abilities and resources. Then pursued through others like parents, family, significant others and friends.
And finally, looking to government.
But the current crisis makes us feel out of control. Even government leaders admit they don’t have all the answers. Don’t know for sure. Can’t give complete assurance. And that is unnerving.
For it’s the ultimate reminder–no one on earth is really in control.
And He has an ultimate plan for our spiritual well-being that is claimed through faith.
EXERCISING FAITH OVER FEAR OF THE CORONAVIRUS TRUSTS IN GOD’S WORD
Followers of Jesus Christ inform their faith by reading and studying God’s Word.
It’s not faith, based on vague sentiment, but immersed in Biblical knowledge, understanding and spiritual wisdom.
A faith that is formed and lived out by scriptural teachings. Authored by a sovereign God. And demonstrated through the life and sacrificial death of an incarnate savior.
In God’s Word, Christ-followers find reassurance, practical instructions on maintaining healthy relationships and living with purposeful meaning.
A spiritual prescription of inspired, historical narratives, relevant stories and life application principles.
A treasure trove of revealed, divine truth.
EXERCISING FAITH OVER FEAR OF THE CORONAVIRUS ANTICIPATES AN ETERNAL DESTINATION
For Christ-followers, death in this life is not the end, but the beginning of a new, eternal life. Shared in community with other Christ-followers in the presence of an awesome God.
This confidence instills Christ-followers with the most powerful force on earth. Hope. Through faith, Christ-followers possess an ultimate answer and a sure path forward.
Amazing, certain and available to all who choose to exercise faith. It creates calm and confidence rather than worry and dread.