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Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the world from what it was before 2020. But the most deadly virus we face today is fear. It stalks us wherever we go, when we board a plane, ride a bus, walk down some city streets, see a doctor, or have a sudden sore throat and cough with body aches. Fear strikes. “Can I taste this? Smell that?” you ask yourself.

The late columnist, Ann Landers, once commented that the one common denominator among the thousands of letters that came to her was fear. Fear of everything imaginable until it consumed all of life. Fear that meanders through the mind until it cuts through and affects everything else. Fear that you just can’t seem to shake.

Do I ever worry, have fears. Sure! I have raised two children, faced everyday trials, and experienced serious illness. I had fears and I still worry about my kids even through they are grown with children of their own. But worry should be a stop sign on the road, not a “park here” sign.

Be an “overcomer“. Overcome your fears and debilitating worry. How? You take that worry, fear, anxiety to God and trust Him to bring you through it. Pray. Keep praying, and rely on His promises. Leave it there. Move on!

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