Growing In Faith
No one expected we would ever experience days like the ones we are living in now. Wearing masks, staying six feet away, no large gatherings, and at one point closing the church doors! The uncertainty of our current situation with COVID-19 is definitely something to take seriously, but our hope is not in how our government responds, what the economy does or doesn’t do. We don’t have to live with the anxiety that sitting in isolation could bring or even the possibility of the effects of contracting a virus with no known cure.
So, what is one of the main things we have to keep our hearts clean from? Fear. Fear’s job description is to convince you that your faith will not work. When you focus on fear in any form, it infects your faith. Fear’s assignment is to attack your mind, much like a virus attacks the body. Once infected with fear, your hope diminishes and your faith becomes depleted.
But when your hope is in the Lord, His Word becomes your spiritual disinfectant. Just like you spray disinfectant in the air, or use hand sanitizer to kill germs and bacteria, truth from Scripture wipes out fear and brings you back into spiritual health.
That’s why it’s vital to know God through His Word. We are told to put God’s words in “your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads” (Deuteronomy 11:18, ESV).
So, shower your mind with God’s truth. Cleanse your hearts in His Word and stay free from all the infections that can attack you spiritually!