Panic and fear is spreading like a disease which is actually making a bad situation worse. There are many news articles, videos and people talking about the coronavirus. Is this serious? Absolutely, but as believer’s in Christ we are to act with discernment and with wisdom. The world is panicking, freaking out and very upset at what is happening. This is what hopelessness looks like.
Watch this video as swarms of people enter into a store with panic and fear. Watch this video of two women fighting over toilet paper.
Is There Hope In a Crisis Situation
Jesus talks about worry in Matthew 6. In verse 25 Jesus says we are not to worry about our life, food, or clothing. Which leads to the question, why are you worrying about what you will wear? (verse 28) Just to make sure we understand Jesus says one more time,
Matthew 6:31 KJV Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Why not? We do not panic and fear because we have a heavenly Father Who knows we need these things. (verse 32).
What Is Our Part During This Panic and Fear
Matthew 6:33 KJV But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We live trusting in the provision of God. God wants us to seek Him above all else. Walking by faith is taking on a whole new meaning for many people.