A friend wrote to me recently and stated, “We are trying to keep our sanity while working at home, having our children home from school and feeling isolated.” Well said, because the whole world seems to be on a pause. It is not a season to fear, but we can embrace this season and believe for some good to come out of it. So, here are 10 things you can do while feeling a bit like a captive.
Did you know that the words “fear not” or “do not fear” appear well over 100 times in the New King James Version of the Bible? God must be serious about fear in our lives. Fear will steal our joy, remove our faith, decrease our love and cause us to not trust God. I can still remember an often-seen bumper sticker from the 1970’s which read, “Fear or Faith.” We have a choice; we can fear or we can have faith in our God. Below I shared some of my favorite “fear not” scriptures. May they bring you courage to not be in fear!
I love Psalm 91; it is so full of good news. With all of the change the whole world is facing today, God’s word and His promises do not change and it is good to remind ourselves of this fact. If you haven’t read this Psalm recently, please do and consider reading it daily as recommended in point number one below. Its truth is so encouraging in this hour.
A recent survey conducted by CreditCards.com, which included 1,378 adults, discovered that 44% of U.S. adults admit to “…hiding bank accounts or debt and spending more money than their partner is aware of.” I was astounded when I read that statistic.
Many years ago, I worked with someone who continually picked up offenses. With tremendous immaturity and insecurity, they made life miserable for everyone around them. We walked on eggshells when this person was present.
I read this scripture early one morning this week, “Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.” (Proverbs 16:32)