I am the last person who should be talking about emotions. That is one of my biggest defects in life – knowing how to deal with emotions, especially when I feel positive and negative about the same thing. So, how does one deal with the emotion of fear while living out the commandment to trust in God and be not afraid?
Again, I don’t have the answer, but what I do know is that we daily pray for God to protect us, to heal us, and the like. Still, God allows bad things to happen. We have to remember that he has our best interest at heart. Our best interest is to be healed home to Heaven when our time comes.
So, in this age of fear of this new virus and so much uncertainty, let us remember to trust in the Lord. It may not override fear, but it should balance out the fear with something positive. Let us pray today for a greater understanding of how to trust in the Lord without fear.
Spend some time with the Holy Spirit asking him to teach you how to live in prudence (using common sense to live a safe life) and to trust Him to use all of the modern ailments to heal you home, to heal you from sin and to establish a greater reliance on your savior, Jesus. Let us remember that life is ultimately about living a closer walk with God, and that bad things are designed to help us achieve this greater goal. Be safe, yet trust.
You are all in my prayers during this time of uncertainty.
Ms. Debra Weldon, O.P.