Panicdemic

697B1C34-990C-4DC3-8456-089C36EDCE31“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Never have I seen such fear and panic as we now have. While I understand the potential consequences of the coronavirus, I do not believe we are being instructed with honest information based on known facts. So our standard medical masks don’t help prevent the spread of this respiratory disease, but washing our hands does? I suspect it has more to do with costs and supply of masks. I totally understand and agree with hand washing, but I believe masks, though not perfect, can potentially help as well. Isolation imposed reactively will do little to prevent spread, in my opinion. We need some common sense imposed. I don’t witness much, if any, especially with the hoarding of toilet paper. I pray that this virus will awaken all the world to how much we need God.

New Decade

292CD377-01F8-4398-880C-22CB3122A196“”Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Hindsight is 2020—so now it is time to move onward!! This new decade is a great opportunity for new challenges and goals. My family just watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” and we loved the sign in Mr. Bailey’s office, “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.” What a powerful message! I want that attitude to define my life and the 20’s seem perfect for this mission. Exactly how I proceed is uncertain, but one thing is for sure, I plan to live by Faith and not fear.

The Spirit

54B6B45D-C159-424C-B9AE-D3AFF21263F5“according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not.”
‭‭Haggai‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Spirit

Today we were reminded of the power of The Spirit who is always with us. God’s promise to us was that He would send The Spirit to be with us as long as we have Faith. Fear is indeed a liar and comes from the enemy and our world tends to use fear to keep us from living according to our God given identity. It is The Spirit that guides us and comforts us and allows us to prevail. I know I am so thankful for the blessings afforded me through an All Loving Spirit. No question I would fail miserably every day otherwise. I encourage everyone to allow the power of The Spirit to direct them.

Jubilation Day

61FD324B-439C-4BA2-94EB-CC495F70A9DB“But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭68:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Jubilation Day
Most of us fear death. One of my patients this week expressed this fear very directly and solemnly. Even though I am an oncologist, hearing her caused me to pause and remember what is most important in life is Faith and knowing that indeed fear is not from God. Death for the righteous shall be Jubilation Day.

Fear of Flying

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In 1987, I experienced a “near air disaster” with extreme turbulence. Since then, I have had varying degrees of anxiety when flying, yet I have continued to travel worldwide on numerous flights. Cognitively I understand that flying is about 750 times safer than driving. But when the rough air rocks my world, anxious feelings invade my thoughts. Last night was one of those flights with turbulence from start to finish. Deep breaths and remembering that fear is a liar kept me calm enough to endure the moment. How do you deal with your fears?

Fear

CD2C891C-3785-4408-9E0E-671941710525 Fear
There are several definitions of fear, mostly concerning negative emotional states; but, my favorite is the profound reverence and awe toward God. This fear denotes a positive regard for the righteousness of our Creator, realizing that we are unworthy except by His Grace. As the recent song declares, all other fear is a liar.

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