We are living in some very scary times. The fear is visible. The fear of getting infected with the COVID-19 virus; the fear of your loved ones getting infected; the fear of what the future holds financially; the fear of the unknown. It is controlling our every move and decision making. It is making us sick!


Our state of mind affects one’s state of health. When we allow fear to take over our thoughts, it can have serious health consequences – our heart rate increases and we develop high levels of adrenaline and stress hormones. When this remains constant, our fight or flight response activates. The fight or flight response is the instinctive response your body gives when faced with a dangerous situation. When it’s on, the body releases stress hormones. These stress hormones weaken the immune system, which makes us vulnerable to infections and diseases.


I know it’s easier said then done but I will say it anyway, fear not! You see, “heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool” (Isaiah 66:1). Meaning, God is above all. He is in control; He will always be in control. We can either continue to fill our minds with the latest news headlines allowing fear to take over our body, or we can choose to rest in that blessed assurance and stillness of His promises. So let’s rest in the promise of His word, especially during these uncertain times. “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

If there was ever a time to put the Word of God into practice, it sure is now!!

D. Arelis

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