IT'S OKAY TO FEAR CORONAVIRUS
MARCH 18, 2020
PAUL TRIPP, PAUL TRIPP MINISTRIES
We find ourselves in a
time of unprecedented trouble. Faced with a global pandemic, we need to take a
moment to think biblically about our response to COVID-19.
I only have one thought
that I will repeat in today’s devotional: Be afraid, but don’t give way to
That statement may seem
contradictory, so let me explain.
Fear is one of God’s good
gifts to us. I think there are three types of spiritually healthy fear:
1. Fear of God. This is a
holy reverence of the Almighty, living in awe of, and submitting to, the King
of the universe.
2. Rapid Response Fear.
This is our instinctual ability to react in a moment of danger. Think of a
parent who spontaneously leaps into action to protect their child right before
they hurt themselves.
3. Appropriate Concern: This
allows us to be sobered by what we are facing, and with our God-given ability
to analyze, we make wise and planned choices to protect ourselves and those we