Some of my thoughts on being too anxious during COVID-19

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Yesterday while at the doctor’s office I observed a woman full of obvious anxiety. Her COVID precautionary measures were over the top. I suspect she had probably been locked-down and perhaps this was her first time out? As we entered the elevator together (surprised she even went inside one, but there were no public stairs in this building) she sprayed and washed off button number “2” before pressing it. But hey, I cover gas nozzles with a paper towel before grabbing it.

I then handed her a Gospel tract saying to her “Here’s some GOOD NEWS for you.” She told me she attends a church nearby. Ironically her church and pastor are an affiliate of Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Copeland is a heretic, a false prophet, and claims his people cannot get sick because he allegedly has the power to blow and “prophesy” Covid-19 out of existence (video below). The world has no hope, but sadly so many professing Christians are acting just like the world. But yesterday I finally got to personally witness a person that’s part of a Kenneth Copeland affiliate church, and it was sad.

I’m all for ‘reasonable’ precautionary measures, as I take them myself. Because they told me to, I even wore a mask into the medical building . And though we all sin in anxiousness (or by being anxious), and the Lord knows of my anxious troubles I’ve struggled with. But we mustn’t let the sin of anxiousness continue to get a grip on our lives. The Lord gives ‘Christians’ a solution to this sin problem.

It says in Philippians 4:4-9, Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

As Christians repent towards God, consider this. If the news is brainwashing you, turn it off, and rejoice, pray and keep our minds more upon things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, etcetera. And dwell on those things, not on our circumstances. Let’s dig into the Word of God. That will help reduce your anxiousness.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

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