Worry Goes Away When We Focus On Him
When we keep our focus where it needs to be, on Jesus, worry about COVID-19 tends to melt away.
No one can pray and worry at the same time. - Max Lucado
The Seed of Sin is Worry, pt 2 (Preparatory: weights)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was1 set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
As we parse this passage of scripture from the writer (Paul), we examine the preparation of the duty suggested from the commentary of Matthew Henry. In a spirit of unity, it is suggested that we lay aside every weight. We define weights as consequences, things, objects, and feelings that slow us down because we are called to run a race, a spiritual race. Imagine a circular track that spirals upward with each lap moving up to the next level. When training for a race, a runner will often practice with weights to build a sense of heaviness but have to take off the weights when running the real race. Are you still running with weights during COVID-19?
Ruach Hakkodesh, Holy Spirit - Psalm 51:11; we thank You for the decoding of this duty give for us to run this spiritual race. We praise You for the crowd of witnesses who have gathered to cheer us in this duty. We decree and declare the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who settle their hearts with the Truth of the answers in times of persecution, so that; we who received the Word and Wisdom of Christ show patience in our soul. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.