The good thing about the media is they provide the channel for people to know what is going on either in the local or global. But the wrong side to them is how they are the author of fear and anxiety. This is why I don’t have any television sets in my house. Still, anytime I switch on my radio, the first five minutes are always the report concerning the latest ongoing situation.
Take the case of the Covid-19; it is obvious the contagious level of the media supersede that of the virus itself. In other words, the rate at which the media is reporting the pandemic shows that they aid in spreading fear rather than faith.
Therefore, a Christian should pray. Rather than joining the panic troops, prayer should be upfront. The devil is smart, the Christian is smarter, but God is most intelligent. Prayer protects from knowing the most fearsome horrors of the time. The Psalmist says, “He will hide me in his sanctuary (Psalm 27:5) “, “These evils will not touch me (Psalm 91:7)”. These statements of assurance are the emblems of Faith in God obtained via prayer.
Jesus prays, “I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one (John 17:15).” Thus, His promise still stands, but you can only touch them if you pray. Stop joking others in discussing the pandemic. Pray today because it’s never too late.
Instead, let to be a source of hope for you, for others and your community through your positivity outlook. And the only way you can develop such is through praying.