Fear or FaithThe outbreak of COVID-19 has shaken everyone around the world. Our lives have been interrupted in a way that a majority of us have never experienced before, and many of us have been impacted heavily whether it be through our jobs, health, family, or a host of other things. We ask ourselves what all this means, what comes next, and where God is at in all this mess. We are wrestling with two words: fear and faith.
We all deal with fear differently and during times of crisis we all have differing degrees of fear. But, throughout Scripture, one of the most common phrases is “fear not.” Story after story is told of people confronting fear and using it as an opportunity to act in faith. These stories remind us to keep things in perspective in the midst of all the uncertainty around us, and be a part of how God is redeeming the world and working through the church. In this two part series, we look at a few of those stories and how we can respond by moving from fear to faith.