It’s certainly normal, even as a Christian who realizes the power of God, to experience fear of things such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Paul the Apostle himself, had to give assurance to his protégé Timothy, to not be fearful of things that attempt to come against us, because Satan was fueling his anxiety to disrupt his life with a chronic anxiety bondage. Paul reminded Timothy that God’s Holy Spirit is one of love, power and a sound mind. Timothy also suffered frequent physical infirmities, meaning repetitiously mild to moderate illnesses.

One of these was recurring negative stomach symptoms, for which Paul recommended that Timothy drink a LITTLE wine on occasion to help alleviate or at least quell his recurring sicknesses. Wine was used by people commonly in those days and some did become “wine bibbers”, meaning drunkards, who are also referred to less-formally as “winos”. Timothy wanted to avoid this temptation of becoming one, by being what we call a tea-totaler” and drinking water only. Paul, however, was letting Timothy know that wine in small occasional amounts would be a health enhancer for him and while Paul didn’t express it, he knew his health suggestion did not endanger him in becoming an alcoholic.

Paul experienced an illness in his natural body as well, which he called “a thorn in the flesh”. He explained this thorn, was to keep him from an attitude of conceit or an overboard prideful attitude, due to him having experienced and seeing immensely great, amazing things of God. These events demonstrate that Christians will at times, experience fears and infirmities in their life, despite being within the born-again light of Jesus Christ. “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust”- Matthew 5:45 - KJV. The main weapon we have, which comes from hearing/reading the Word of God (Ephesians Chapter 6 – “the Shield of Faith”) is that mountain-moving faith – Romans 12:3, Matthew 17:20-21 and Romans 10:17.

Sincerely placing that ever available power, in God and proclaiming/witnessing that faith to others, in ways we can, will never return void results! We must also fervently pray for the pandemic to be resolved by God’s will and timing, for He is a sovereign God. I pray that God Mightily Bless all readers of this article, plus I pray God’s will be done in each of our lives, as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10). Two scriptures I wish to quote, are these: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”. - Romans 8:28 NKJV. And these verses from the book of Hebrews 2: 14-15 KJV, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”

In short, Jesus has defeated fearfulness and we must enter “the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12) to experience that relief of deliverance from the bondage of fear.
HERE IS LINK, to a Thyroid Disease Book I published, that I consider my best (Thyroid problems can increase anxiety and or depression). Book Title: “Thyroid Disorders and Related Health Conditions” (Coming Soon to Audiobook Too.). Read the first full section here: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00E80YBVW

Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies. Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in the 1980s for approximately 20 years (between youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well). I was also a guest speaker to churches, who invited me to present important Bible teachings to their evangelical congregations, during those same years. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace (not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely).