The Bible Quarantine by Nick Hall - Week 2

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The Bible Quarantine: Episode 12 – Power Over Fear

SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Right now, you have power. Start by making a list of the things that concern you and that you don’t have control over. Take five minutes to worry about that list, and then put the list away!

Then, make a list of the things you can control. This gives a simple shift in our minds to sort out what we can’t control and what we can.

In this episode, Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church walks us through the power we have over fear. 

It’s okay to be concerned, but you don’t have to be fearful. Paul writes that God gives us power, love, and a sound mind to overcome our fears. 

1. God gives us power. We have the power to choose to stop listening to fear and start trusting God.

2. God gives us love. We can come alongside those who are struggling. God doesn’t just give us enough for us—He always gives us enough to help others, too.

3. God gives us a sound mind. He empowers us to make wise decisions about the next steps in our lives.

God is still on the throne and in control. God gives wisdom to our leaders, and he takes away our fear to give us a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.