2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind
We are facing fearful times. Many are afraid of the pandemic. Others, including myself, are more afraid of how those in power are using the pandemic. We have not become divided by race, or even political party anymore, but by vaccinated and unvaccinated. People are vicious and the fight is even among Christians. We have let fear control our lives. Remember a spirit of fear does not come from God. Cautiousness, good sense, being wise, those things are inline with God. Being so divided or controlled by fear that we don’t see the bigger picture, is not.
We forget the second part of this verse a lot. God didn’t just not give us a spirit of fear, but he did give us a sound mind. I have friends and family who differ in their beliefs about the things that have happened in our country this past year, but we all agree many things do not make sense. There are some, so blinded by fear, that they believe every conflicting, contradictory and nonsense piece of propaganda put. Please, don’t just not give in to fear, but remember that you have been given a sound mind. Trust God, love one another, and pray.