This is from a person I met on FB I have got to know the husband & wife well. Her writing today so good I had to share it .................
This has been a crazy week. I have never in my life seen people act so crazy. I am neither saying this virus is a hoax, or it is real. Instead, I am saying that this mass hysteria is insane. People are rude, fighting, and literally going crazy over rolls of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and laundry soap.
Everyplace you look it is gloom and doom. The tv, the internet, Facebook, and even conversations with random people. One headline caught my eye. It said, “Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized.” The word that caught my eye was MIGHT. It MIGHT do this. It MIGHT do that. When in reality, this and many other headlines like it are feeding the hysteria.
I refuse, as a born again believer, to buy into this craziness. Instead, I choose to lean on what I know about our God. The Bible tells us, “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” Psalms? ?91:5-6? ? In fact, I choose to stand on all of Psalms 91.
See, as born again believers, we do not have to react as the world reacts. We have promises from God that we can stand on, but the fact of the matter is we also have to use wisdom. If we hear from the Holy Spirit that we should or should not do something, we must listen to His leading.
See that Bible tells us, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand, Or whenever you turn to the left.” Isaiah? ?30:21? ?If we are in tune with the Holy Spirit, we can lean on Him and make decisions based in His wisdom, not in the world’s hysteria.
Last, as a born again believer, we must watch how much we let the world enter our thoughts. See, if you are anything like me, you can think and overthink a situation. The “what if’s” drive me crazy. What if it is as bad as they say? What if we are overreacting? What if? What if? What if? The what if’s will overtake your mind and push out the truths of God. Then you will be left to lean on your own understanding instead of God’s. In Proverb 3:5, the Bible directs us to, “lean not on our own understanding;” We must pray through our thoughts, feelings, worries, and anxieties.
The truth is, although we must be wise and be informed, we also must watch what we are letting into our minds. If we begin to allow ourselves to fear, there is no way we are walking in the will of God for our lives. ??II Timothy? ?1:7 tells us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
So, the next time you begin to feel the pull of hysteria on your mind, retreat to your prayer closet and pray Psalms 91 over you and your family. The truth is, we either believe the word of God, or we don’t. Either we think He will protect us, or we don’t, but we can’t be double-minded.
Today, I choose to believe in my God. I choose to live wisely and protect my family, but I also choose to believe that God can and will do all that He promises in His word.
Lord, I pray for all my readers today. I pray their minds are stilled. I pray Exodus 23:25 over them. I pray that you bless their bread and their water, and you take sickness from among them. You say in your word that you are no respecter of men. ( Acts 10:34) Therefore, I pray You show Yourself faithful to those who are your children. I pray you keep them all safe and healthy and bring them out the other side of this virus unscathed. Above all, I pray you use this mass hysteria to further your kingdom and heal our land. Amen!