Build Your Faith with This
When challenging times come we often need to be reminded to hold fast to our faith. Even pastors, prophets, apostles and evangelists sometimes have to be reminded of the sovereignty of God when threats and difficulties hit close to home.
As Jesus Christ comforted the disciples in John 4:1, so His word comforts us in our day, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” The Almighty God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). He will watch over His word to make it good. (Isaiah 55:11).
So in the midst of this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic we need not become paralyzed or panicked with fear as if we have no hope.
Yes, it’s an elusive and potentially fatal virus; you can have it incubating in your body for 14 days unaware and unintentionally infect many others. Yes, it is borderless, already infecting 100 thousand plus people in over 109 countries and territories in the span of 3 months. Yes, it has the potential to disrupt economies, upend social norms and cultural traditions as countries quarantine large populations to curtail the spread of the virus.
BUT, threatening as this pestilence is, we are not without hope. As you apply wisdom and take all the practical precautions to protect yourself, apply also the armor of God to equip you to stand in faith daily. (Ephesians 6:10-18). Take comfort also in the words of Psalm 91. Remind God of His word and encourage others likewise:
1 I Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Have faith in the promises of God. His word will not return to Him void. (Isaiah 55:11)
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