The definition of “contagion” – noun

  • “the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact”
  • “the ready transmission or spread as of an idea or emotion from person to person”

In our prudent diligence, and warranted sensitivity, to fend off a rapidly spreading disease, we need to be extremely careful, that a secondary, even more sinister and deadly disease does not piggy-back on this virus.

It is very concerning when an invisible enemy threatens us, and menaces those we love. If not careful, we get frightened, agitated, and reactive; rather than thoughtful, caring, and compassionate. Without constraints, we panic and begin acting irrational, selfish, and petulant toward our fellow man; acting out of fear; survival mode kicks into high gear, and we begin operating dangerously!

God knows us so well, and understands our propensity to fear, so He gives us His Word to calm our hearts. He says:

‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

So, as we maneuver through the days ahead, avoid falling into the fear trap, it will be unfruitful, causing great harm to all. Instead, trust God, reach out to Him; be kind and patient with those who may see things a little differently; especially those who are fearful.

Be the calm one, the one who trusts in God. Be a person of prayer, look for opportunities to be helpful; the opportunities to show the power and love of God are abounding right now; don’t miss out!


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Anxiety in the Heart

Anxiety in the Heart

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety defined: A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
Symptoms associated with anxiety . . .
1. Excessive worry
2. Sleep problems
3. Irrational fears
4. Muscle tension
5. Chronic indigestion
6. Stage fright
7. Self-consciousness
8. Panic
9. Flashbacks
10. Perfectionism
Anxiety often turns to depression; a sense of dread for the next day which sets up a sort of defeated mentality that says tomorrow will be at least as difficult as today was, maybe even worse, so why even get up!
Anxiety is a gift from the devil; a gift you must refuse to take, much less open.
To fight off fear and anxiety; designed, to steal, kill and destroy; you MUST use and understand God’s word! It is the only lasting and permanent antidote for this ungodly disease!
Jesus said . . .
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:23
Take some time today and look up these verses; you will be very glad you did!
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