Our world has been turned upside down recently, hasn’t it, friends? Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, fear is gripping the globe. Nations have closed borders. States have closed schools. Wilmington-area businesses have closed doors. It’s no exaggeration to say that we’re living in frightening times. But you and your family don’t have to be afraid.
WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO SAY?
God’s Word is full of encouragement to not live in fear…
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9
Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’ – Mark 5:36
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear is a “thing.” Fear is an emotion that happens. Fear is not from the Lord. Fear does not define us. Fear is something God has equipped us to deal with. There’s no reason to be afraid when He is our stronghold and He is with us. He’s a good Father who loves His kids. While we might not have all the answers, we can rest knowing that He’s got this.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
First, wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Limit or eliminate your time outside your home. And follow all other guidelines set out by the CDC.
Second, help out your neighbors. Does your elderly neighbor need someone to pick up groceries? Does the single mom need someone to watch her kids while she’s working? Look for ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around you. If you don’t even know your neighbors, maybe consider using this form to introduce yourself.
Third, pray. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The Billy Graham Evangelical Association shared a few points that you can pray for:
Fourth, take advantage of your free time with your family. While the circumstances aren’t preferable, this is an incredible opportunity to invest in precious time with your families. Play games. Watch movies. Read together. Do some Bible study and attend online church on Sunday morning. Make the most of this time by turning it into an unforgettable experience and forming stronger family bonds.
LIFE 90.5 IS HERE FOR YOU
Your Life 90.5 is committed to being a light in the darkness during these uncertain times. We love you. We care about you and your family. We want to help bring peace into your homes instead of the fear the world is pushing.
Our on-air hosts will continue to bring you the most encouraging Christian music. Music that will remind you of the truth that He is with us through it all. They will also bring you uplifting stories of how God is working in the middle of this. Plus, some laughs to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.
ou might not be in your car as much right now, so let us remind you that there are multiple ways you can listen to your Life 90.5…
- You can listen to our online player.
- We’re also available on your smart speaker.
- For Amazon Echo devices, say “Alexa, play Life 90.5 FM”
- For Google devices, say “Hey Google, play Life 90.5 FM”
- Download the brand new Carolina Christian Radio app! It’s now available through the App Store or Google Play
Your Life 90.5 is also committed to praying for you and your family. Our staff gets together regularly to lift up the prayer requests you have given us. In these difficult times, we understand there are countless needs. So let us help by praying for you. You can give us your prayer requests, as well as pray for others, on our Prayer page.
WE ARE TRUSTING GOD WITH YOU
Friends, we have faith that God is working in the middle of all of this. We cannot wait to see what God brings about in all our hearts. Romans 15:13 is our prayer for all of you during this time: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.