When Fear Strikes


Ever met this threatening creature? It whispers omens of the unseen. What if? … what if …?  

Sure you and I have.

As I write this, the world is reeling with fear of the Covid19 disease. It has already killed and infected thousands of people in varied countries of the world.

Of course, people have other kinds personal fear, not just fear of disease. They creep into their mind and disturb their peace and security.

Fears such as:  fear of rejection … fear of failure … fear of unemployment … fear of moving to a strange place … fear of abandonment … fear of what other people would say about you … fear of the dark … fear of being alone … and more …

In the face of the impending spread of Covid19 in the country, I heard the president invoking “God, have mercy on us.” 

When things are no longer within our control, we need that anti-virus prescription.

Meet David in Psalm 27. 

He met fear face to face saying, “The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life. Whom shall I dread?”

Fear is not merely psychological. Not “just in the mind.” It’s deeply spiritual in its essence.

Tell you what – amid the current Covid19 scare, let’s share the same chair and exercise our faith for a change.

You might want to fasten your seatbelt. It could get tough and rough before we have a good landing.


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