Fear is the mind-killer
I’m reading Dune and came across the quote below. “Fear is the mind-killer.” It’s appropriate for the times we live in right now with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) traveling at breakneck speed across planet earth. Fear is everywhere.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” (Paul Altreides quoting the Bene Gesserit “Litany Against Fear” from Dune: by Frank Herbert)
Though I do not have an inner eye, I do have the Holy Spirit living inside me. I have God’s word to read and memorize. Right now my “Litany Against Fear” is Psalm 91. I try not to watch or read the news right now. Fear is the mind-killer, and fear is everywhere and permeates everything. I will not give in to fear or feed my fear. I want my mind to be saturated with God’s promises which are found in His Word. His promises give me peace and comfort.
One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
An awareness of God’s power elevates my faith and hope, and it fills me with His love. Therefore fear has been driven out and I am clear headed and focused. I am at peace. Fear is not from God. Fear is the mind-killer.
If you are not familiar with Psalm 91, please see it at the bottom of this blog post. Read it and declare God’s promises. Memorize it and let it God’s peace fill your heart and mind. Also, keep washing your hands, don’t touch your face and get out for a walk in the fresh air.
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PEACE AND BLESSINGS - JILL
Psalm 91 reads: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”