Fear or Faith

Fear or Faith what do we have during these times of social isolation? It’s a question we all have to ask ourselves. Do we stand on the word of God and by faith believe what it says and then stand on that word by faith or do we fear the unknown allowing it to cause doubt! Faith without works is dead as the word of God tells us in the Book of James 2:20 and then James 1:6 says, ” But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” Through the entire Bible there are multiple times of uncertainty and events that changed lives and yet they were all determined by fear or by faith which is found in Romans 5:1-5, vs 3-4 says, ” And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character hope.” This means we can not walk in fear for we won’t persevere and that doesn’t please God, faith pleases God. Hebrews 11:1 says, ” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” There are many more passages on faith in the Bible, too many to number and this tells us that we can not walk in fear we have to work our faith and trust in God and know that Jesus is mediating for us as He stands in the gap for that is what He told us and it is by His stripes that we are healed. The word also tells us in Ephesians 6:10-20 to put on the whole armor of God, we can not walk by faith if we are not protected and covered with the armor of God. So before we allow fear to take over remember that it is by faith we can overcome and then “No weapon formed against you shall be able to prosper” as it says in Isaiah 54:17(a).This Virus is not bigger than God and if we walk by faith and not by fear we will overcome and in doing that please God. Be blessed not stressed. Trust in God. Keep the faith!