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You, Me, and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Today,  a friend emailed and asked for guidance regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.   I loved that they weren't looking for my medical opinion but instead they wanted Scripture to consider as they make their decision.  It's good that they didn't want my medical opinion because I'm not qualified to share one!  But here is what I did share.

First, let's start with the need to pray to God and ask for wisdom.  Make it a focused prayer so that you can deal with the fear and concern that comes with either side of the decision.  Perhaps you can spend a period of time, a week or so, and simply pray.  Don't pressure yourself to make a decision.  Just ask God for His wisdom and His peace.  When you set aside a time for prayer, you press pause on the decision so that you can make it with His wisdom.  Scripture supports seeking God's wisdom because God freely gives wisdom - in all areas of life - because God freely gives it to all who ask.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.   James 1:5 

Praying for wisdom should continue until a decision can be made with confidence.  Making a fear based decision isn't wise and it isn't of God.

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.  2 Timothy 1:7 

As you pray,  focus on the fact that God is your protector whether you are vaccinated or not.  Read Psalm 91 and remember that God is the one who is going to keep you and others healthy. He is your protector.

Lastly, consider the wisdom and insight of others that you trust.   Talk to your doctor about your questions or concerns.  Do your own research.  I have shared a few articles from trusted sources that are a starting point.

22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22
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