Learn how to combat quarantine concern – Bible Type

Learn how to combat quarantine concern

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Always rejoice in the Lord. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your grace be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but let your requests become known to God in everything through prayer and thanksgiving. And the peace of God that surpasses every thought will protect your hearts and thoughts in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4: 4-7).

Our eyes, our ears and all our senses are sensitive. Some of our senses have adapted to what we hear, taste and see. But over time, this adjustment has desensitized us. We can probably blame social media for all the fear hype that goes through our devices every day. We can blame everything or everyone if we focus on it. We can even blame ourselves because we should know better.

Blaming ourselves is not good for us either. Instead of finding a reason why all of this is happening, we should find a reason to thank God for everything he has given us. Let us focus our thoughts on what is true, honorable, correct, pure, lovable, admirable, morally excellent, and commendable (Philippians 4: 8).

Give your thoughts to God

Our thoughts can be powerful and overwhelming. We pay so much attention to our thoughts and not everything is bad. But if we constantly and consistently give in to our thoughts, we give the enemy leverage to cause more fear and unrest. The news, social media, our friends, family and we can be very convincing. How do we counteract this? We use the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). God gave us our artillery.

Why don't we use these weapons in times of increased fear? Because we are so afraid of the unknown. Wherever we look, wherever we go, we are full of worries, fears, and fears. We can't even go to the grocery store without pumping fear through our veins. God has not given us a spirit of fear and he will never do it. He gave us “… but of strength and love and of a healthy mind (2 Timothy 1: 7).

How do we discipline our minds ourselves? Our thoughts? In Colossians 3: 1-4, Paul wrote: “When you are resurrected with Christ, seek the things that are above where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Focus on the things above and not the things on earth. Because you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, appears, you will also appear with Him in glory. "

Our life is hidden in Jesus Christ. So why should we look for something other than Christ alone? I ask you, what do you do first when you wake up in the morning? Do you open your social media apps like Facebook or Twitter? I know I have been. One of the many things God taught me is to start my day with him and end my day with him.

But meditate on his word throughout the day and pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I'll be honest too. I wasn't great at practicing and doing these things either. Fear still overcomes me, but I know in my head that God is still with me to guide me on the way and to renew my spirit daily (Romans 12: 2).

Control what we speak

Have you ever been with a group of people for a while and noticed how your thoughts, decisions and the way you speak change? Throughout this quarantine, we are surrounded by the people we live with and the media we see, read, and listen to. Our thoughts and actions change with this learned behavior. This can be good or bad behavior.

Nowadays it's hard not to say what our fears tell us. We are fed a series of deaths every day. We are fed with so much negativity. We shouldn't ignore these things, but we should be wise (Proverbs 18:21) with what we observe, hear, and read. Our words should be gentle and full of life and not full of deceit (Proverbs 15: 4).

What does God say about controlling what we speak?

In James 3 it starts with the control of the tongue and how the tongue (speaking) is like fire when we use it negatively (James 3: 6).

Let's see what the Word of God says about negative conversations:

Every sea animal, reptile, bird or animal is tamed and tamed by humans, but no one can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil full of deadly toxins. We praise our Lord and Father with it and curse people who are created in God's image with it. Praise and swearing come from the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be like this. Does a spring pour sweet and bitter water from the same opening? Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers, or a vine fig? A salt water source cannot provide fresh water either (James 3: 7-12).

What we tell people can bring life or death to our mental and even physical health. This virus, COVID-19, seems to control the majority of what we think and speak. Proverbs 21:23 says, "Those who keep their mouths and tongues out of trouble." Let us know what we say to ourselves and ourselves. God loves us more than we can ever fathom. He doesn't want us to be afraid, worry, or full of anxious thoughts. He wants our attention, heart and mind to deal with him and what he does.

I pray that each of you asks God what His will is for you at this time. I pray that everyone uses their mouths to bring broken hearts and the lost back to Jesus Christ. Finally, I pray that every fearful heart is filled with the peace of Jesus Christ who gave us eternal life through his sacrifice. I pray in Jesus Christ's name, Amen.

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Rebecca Gordon has a bachelor's degree in psychology and is engaged to a wonderful man named Joseph. Your favorite season is spring because of the many flowers that it produces. She loves going to the beach, hiking and exploring new places. She loves God with all her heart and will serve him every day of her life. She has a blog site and plans to do her Masters in Biblical counseling.

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