Author: Brian Elliott

COVID-19 numbers are spiking. Everyone is talking about a second wave.
Whether or not there is a second wave, we must not live in fear.

We are children of the Almighty God and He promises that He will never leave or forsake us.

Deuteronomy 31:8
New International Version

8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”.

Seek wisdom and the Lord will give it to you. No judgement. Wisdom will overcome fear at all times.

James 1:5
New International Version

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Even though we may disagree with the way our leaders are dealing with this pandemic, they are the ones God put in authority for reasons we do not understand so we are subject to them.

Romans 13:1-7
Amplified Bible

Be Subject to Government

13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God. 2 Therefore whoever [a]resists [governmental] authority resists the ordinance of God. And those who have resisted it will bring judgment (civil penalty) on themselves. 3 For [civil] authorities are not a source of fear for [people of] good behavior, but for [those who do] evil. Do you want to be unafraid of authority? Do what is good and you will receive approval and commendation. 4 For he is God’s servant to you for good. But if you do wrong, [you should] be afraid; for he does not carry the [executioner’s] sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an avenger who brings punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject [to civil authorities], not only to escape the punishment [that comes with wrongdoing], but also as a matter of principle [knowing what is right before God]. 6 For this same reason you pay taxes, for civil authorities are God’s servants, devoting themselves to governance. 7 Pay to all what is due: tax to whom tax is due, customs to whom customs, respect to whom respect, honor to whom honor.

Most importantly, through all this, our hope is in our Saviour Jesus Christ and that hope overcomes any fears we may have.

Matthew 12:21
Amplified Bible

21 “And in His name the Gentiles (all the nations of the world) will hope [with confidence].”



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