Fear can be debilitating. It can strike us in our prime, and cause us to doubt everything that we know and love.
As we enter the sixth week of our quartine during the global pandemic, God reminds us that fear is not in His vocabulary.
Timothy encourages us,
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.2 Timothy 1:7
In other words, we are to be bold. It’s often difficult for us to be fearless when we have lost touch with those around us. Our fear often drives us to sink inward, rather than to look for the brighter spot in our day.
As you reflect on the past six weeks, what are some of the high points of the quarantine?
- Draw closer to God through reading His word and praying?
- Start that exercise program?
- Give up something that was holding you back?
- Find out why you never decided to be a teacher?
As Timothy guides us in our scripture passage, we do not have to live in fear or with a timid spirit, rather we can be bold in our interactions with friends by showing love and grace.
Prayer: Lord, as we start another week, thank you for the gentle reminder to remain steadfast and bold. Help us to live with purpose and strength, seeking forgiveness where we have wronged others, and love ourselves just as you have loved us. Give us the right amount of peace for today. Amen!