Panic, Fear, Anxiety

With what is going on today we see people in pure panic over what is going on in the world. We have to realize that people are panicking because they do not know what to do. In our country we see that people are going out into the stores and buying everything that they believe that they are going to need for at least a month. Now we know that being prepared for disastrous times is wise, but going manic and buying everything on the shelf is not wise or good for your fellow man. We all need provisions and we are all going through this together. Covid-19 is a virus that has become a pandemic around the world and we are learning about it daily. What to do and not to do, but reality is that no matter how much you prepare, you might get it or not get it. This is why we have to look at why everyone is so panicked. People are not afraid of getting the virus, people are afraid of dying.

If you do not have a relationship with God Almighty, then you are probably not at peace through all of this. When you have this relationship you are also not afraid to die. The reason, because once you put your faith in Christ you realize that your future destination is heaven and this is your final destination. No more pain, no more tears, no more disease, no more evil to deal with. You can have this relationship by asking Jesus into your heart. All you have to do is pray to God and ask Him to reveal Himself to you and be prepared for Him to answer. The first thing that you will notice is that He gives you a peace beyond understanding. He will continue to reveal Himself to you through letting His Holy Spirit clean up your life slowly but surely.

Now let’s look at another aspect of being a child of God. We understand that God is our provider and we know that God is going to provide everything that we are going to need. He also is our protector, so we do not need to go out and buy guns and ammunition. The reason people are doing these things is because they do understand the depravity of mankind. People are losing hope in their fellow man and turning to desperate measures. This is a really bad place to be in your spirit. This lack of hope is driving people to despair and making them make unwise decisions.

Reality is that a month from now things will be back to a fairly normal situation. The only part that will be different is our economy, we will see a slow down while the markets readjust themselves. People will still be going back to work, kids will eventually go back to school and everything will get back to normal. Then we have to ask ourselves, what can I do not to be so panicked the next time a situation like this happens again. Because according to the Word of God (The Holy Bible) there are going to be times in the future that are going to be a lot worse than anything that we are seeing today.

My wife recently asked me if this was the beginning of the end times and if so what do we do. I reassured her that it was not the last period of time according to the Bible. There is a last period of time in world history that is supposed to be a seven year period, in which the first three and a half years there is going to be a lot of prosperity and the second half is going to literally be hell on earth. The people will be even greedier than they have been through this ordeal and according to Scripture, heartless as can be. This is a period of world history that will see tragedy at every level. One world government, total government control, the anti-christ will demand to be worshipped as God and everyone who wants to buy or sell will have to take the mark of the beast. Thank God this is not the last seven year period, but it is a good foreshadow of how people are going to react. So please think about your eternal fate and if you do not have a relationship with God, then check out how to have a relationship with Jesus on the Home page of this website.

 

John Henry Jowett (Gratitude)

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.

John Henry Jowett (Preacher, 1863 – 1923)

John Henry Jowett (Prayer)

It is in the field of prayer that life’s critical battles are lost or won. We must conquer all our circumstances there. We must first of all bring them there. We must survey them there. We must master them there. In prayer we bring our spiritual enemies into the Presence of God and we fight them there. Have you tried that? Or have you been satisfied to meet and fight your foes in the open spaces of the world?

John Henry Jowett (Preacher, 1863 – 1923)

George W. Truett (Creeds)

That utterance of Jesus, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s,” is one of the most revolutionary and history-making utterances that ever fell from those lips divine. That utterance, once and for all, marked the divorcement of church and state. It marked a new era for the creeds and deeds of men.

George W. Truett (Pastor, 1867 – 1944)

George W. Truett (Fault)

I find no fault in Him.”…You can find fault in anyone else, but you can find
no fault in Jesus. Holy, harmless, undefiled, sinless: there He is! Christ is God’s way to man; Christ is man’s way to God. Christ is the true Jacob’s ladder. By Him the penitent sinner, the believing soul, the redeemed child of God may come unto the Father and enter into the house of many mansions.

George W. Truett (Pastor, 1867 – 1944)