Bible Verses on Fear and Anxiety: How Christians Should Handle the Coronavirus

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns–and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

(Matthew 6:25-34)

22Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap; they have no storehouse or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!

25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?c 26So if you cannot do such a small thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27Consider how the lilies grow: They do not labor or spin.d Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith!

29And do not be concerned about what you will eat or drink. Do not worry about it. 30For the Gentiles of the world strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek Hise kingdom, and these things will be added unto you.

 

In these times of panic and hoarding for fear of the unknown, people have gone a bit insane.  The Coronavirus has locked us down in our houses, people have emptied stores out as though there will be a great plague and many no longer have jobs.  Fear and anxiety are running rampant and all the signs of despair and depression are taking over many. So how do we as Christians act at this time of great worry?

We walk by faith and hope and love.  Jesus told us in the above verses we should not worry, He’s got this.  Give it to Him in these times.  He will provide.  He conquers our fear and replaces it with peace.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 | NIV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 | NIV

As a servant of Christ, Our Lord and Savior, we know by prayer and giving him our anxiety He will deliver us.  How can we as Christians be the light of the world?  By standing strong in this time of great fear and tribulation.  By being an example to others. By giving to the needy and showing those in need love.

Deuteronomy 31:8 “He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

We can leave God and not serve Him but He is always with us.  He always takes care of our needs if we rely on him through faith.  He will take care of you if you let Him.  So don’t worry, don’t be afraid. God loves you and sees what you need.  You might not have brand new items or be rich, but He will provide.

Do you remember the story of the loaves of bread and the fish?

Matthew 14:13-21 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

If He can feed 5000 with two fish and five loaves of bread, how much more can He give you when you are need?

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