February 2023 |
Today's good news is that you do not have to live in fear!
With crime, violence, and mass shootings happening almost daily in houses of worship, schools, theaters, shopping malls, and other public places, it is very hard not to be overwhelmed by fear. Fear is a natural human emotion that alerts us to pending danger. But the fear that prevents us from enjoying our everyday lives, and making prisoners of us, is not natural.
So, how do you not let fear control you when your body and mind remain constantly alert for the next outbreak of violence? God’s word in 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.”
Instead of embracing the spirit of fear, or letting it grip your whole life, embrace the spirit of power and love, realizing that God is entirely in control and is with you wherever you go.
Whenever you are in any public place, determine in advance your escape route if violence suddenly breaks out so you can regain a sense of control, then go and live life fully aware of danger, but not traumatized by fear.
That's today's good news!
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