After being quarantined for more than 3 months now, I realized how fearful are human beings, which makes us all imperfect and sounds like completely helpless.
Before I proceed to explain our stand on this virus, I'd like to express that I also am not perfect, but am perfect in the eyes of God because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. This is an open message, and I don't want any debates against this. If you wish to voice your concerns about this pandemic, please direct it to yourself, or the authorities, and not to me.
Fear is Our Enemy
Have you seen the news all over the internet? Everyone seems so excited to post the bad news of the number of CoronaVirus cases every day. Of course, the result, we all know, people on panic! Panic causes stress. Stress, well everyone knows the cure for this, RELAX, be joyful, stay peaceful and surrender everything to God. I can say this because I've known many people, even relatives who died thinking that they also have a great illness, that they believed that hereditary disease could kill them anytime. And yes, people died just assuming that they are really sick.
I have this experience in my own body. A straightforward example of me believing that there was an insect who got inside my ears one night. I was so scared, I could probably die because the insect can lay eggs inside, or even go inside my brain! I was so fearful, I cried to my mother that I want to go to the doctor to remove the insect! I felt in my ears that there's really something in there moving. We went to the specialist to have my ears checked, I can even see my inner ears on the video. It looks so clean and pinkish. The doctor also said that my ears are healthy. After that day, a few more days have gone, and I still believe that somehow the insect went inside and maybe left something inside. Perhaps the insect really went inside my head or something. Because of this fear, this annoying belief that the insect could be there inside my head, I began to have pain on my ear side, about half of my head feels pain. I am even more scared now that there's pain on my head, the insect must have made a colony in here! After staying worried, I started getting rashes all over my skin, from my neck to my whole body. It's so scary! I might die!
Being so full of fear is crazy bad, even after coming from the doctor, with medicine for the ears all, I still have anxiety. Every day I wake up, I feel the pain in my ears. But my mother told me that God also designed our ears to be protected from insects. Insects also must have been designed not to go inside a human's ear. We belong to the top of the food chain. Adam named all the animals, we're the boss! Ever since that day, I started believing that there was really no insect at all. I still feel the pain, there are still rashes. Mother told me more stories about our relatives perceiving that they are not sick, and sickness eventually just go away. My family told me to stop being worried and only practice to not think I ever have pain. I started believing it and telling my brain, I am all well and beautiful and healthy. Immediately after accepting it, I felt relief on my ears. A few more days of not being worried, the pain is gone! Eventually, the rashes are also gone. They slowly went to my legs, to my foot and then completely gone! After more than 15 years, here I am, super gorgeous!
So with my personal testimony, I hope you are enlightened about fear as our enemy. There are more personal stories I'd love to share about fear and faith. I'd like to share it soon.