One of the best things we can do while battling Covid or the fear of Covid is to turn to the Lord. It sounds cliche to tell people to read your Bible and pray every day, but that old adage truly is helpful. On the WayFM Prayer Wall, fear is everywhere concerning Covid. It isn’t just fear of the virus itself, but fear of financial loss, fear of quarantine, fear of conflict, fear of not making the right decisions for your family. It is in this fear that we need to find our comfort in the Bible.
1. Psalms 107:19-20
“LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.
2. Matthew 9:35
Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.
3. 1 John 4:18
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
4. Colossians 1:11
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy.
5. Isaiah 42:16
I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.
6. Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
7. Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.
8. Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’
9. 1 Peter 5:6-7
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
10. Psalms 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
Take some time to not just read these verses, but to pray these verses and ask God overcome the fear in your heart.