Fear and anxiousness are all-around us. The virus has heightened our fear or anxiety, but today’s lesson is a gentle reminder that we need to ask God for help.
Many pastors and leaders have asked, “what is God teaching you during this Coronavirus season?”
Business leaders are challenged with a sudden remote workforce, and teachers are challenged with providing quality education from a distance.
If we let fear and anxiousness rule our lives, we take God out of the equation completely.
I admit that most Monday mornings, I awake with some level of anxiousness as I get ready and head to the office. As the re-openings begin, uncertainty is all around.
What I have to constantly remind myself is that God is in control. I need to release my fear and anxiousness to Him.
I do this through:
- Reading His Word
- Memorizing scripture
- Prayer walks
- Listening to music
Today’s scripture is another reminder that if we ask God for something, He will grant it to us if it is in accordance with His will. That is a big IF.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”1 John 5:14-15
It is one thing to ask, and we should ask. It is another thing to ask with confidence (as small as a mustard seed).
Every day my faith grows stronger during this time. Every day, I need extra amount of humility, grace, and patience. Most of those requests are for me ☺.
Today, as you read through this scripture, what do you need to ask God for with confidence?
Is it your unemployment check? Is it food? Is it help with your children and their education? Is it for peace during this time?
I don’t know what your ask is, but I know that each day my prayer remains the same – God grant me peace, patience, humility, and care for myself and those around me. And please take away my fear and anxiousness so I can serve my team effectively.
What is your ask today?
Prayer: Lord, it’s hard to be vulnerable, and it’s hard to ask. Today, I boldly ask You to squash my fear and anxiousness, and replace it with peace and confidence that I might serve You and those around me more effectively. Thank you for your peace, love, forgiveness, and protection during these uncertain times. Amen!
- Count Me In – Switch (song)