Devotional Nuggets

Devotional Nugget #13: When I am afraid…

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 56:3

Over the past few weeks, the Covid-19 has been shoved in our faces at full blast. Instead of trusting God, people have been constantly turning to the media for comfort and advice which only increased panicking, fear, and anxiety which eventually led people to panic buy hand sanitizer, Lysol, and toilet paper.

“We mustn’t give in to panic,”

Emmanuel Macron (Current French President)

No matter what we’re facing, God is our source of protection. When we allow fear to control us, it takes root and gives birth to darkness that then manifests within us. This is a powerful weapon that the enemy can use against us to render us helpless. But God is even greater and much more powerful!Β 

The Bible is filled with a lot of comforting scriptures to help us quell our fear. These are a few of my favorites:

Psalm 91Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Isaiah 41:10Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Psalm 23

Psalm 56:3Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β 2 Timothy 1:7Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Deuteronomy 31:6

You can choose to guard your heart and you can choose to not allow fear to control your life. Choose God and allow Him to reign in your fears. Use this time to draw closer to God and to allow peace to embrace you through the Holy Spirit.Β 

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Application

Trust. Have faith. Eradicate fear. Pray. Justin Bieber said a lovely prayer after closing off an Instagram Live last Thursday by praying with his fans. I’ll leave it here:

“God, we thank You so much for this day. I thank You so much that You have everything in control. You know the beginning from the end and You’re not surprised by this whole thing that’s happening. God, we know that these things don’t come from You, that these things are unexplainable, but God, we trust You in these times, and we just ask God that You would make this go away as soon as possible, God. We just thank You so much for who You are, and we just ask that You would give us more answers. In Your name, we pray. Amen.”

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27 thoughts on “Devotional Nugget #13: When I am afraid…”

  1. Well said πŸ™‚ I believe turning to God rather than the media is what people should do now. Fear will only make things worse, especially inside of us. I turn to God’s word for comfort and strength, and truthfully, though the media is making things seem worse, I have even greater hope that we’ll soon approach the light at the end of this dark tunnel.

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