Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks.”
Philippians 4:6 CEB
Here we are. We are in the middle of a pandemic. A small piece of RNA encased in a sphere called COVID-19 has taken the globe by storm. 198,000 plus cases globally. Nearly 8,000 plus have died. Our global economy is weakening. The NBA, NCAA basketball, Major League Baseball, Broadway, and much more are canceled. Italy is shut down. Our president is in denial. We can’t find hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes. Colleges are closing. Schools are closing. Thousands of full time and part time workers have seen their jobs closed. We are seeing how fragile life can be. It also reminds us that we should be thankful for our loved ones and the many blessings we have.
I can imagine that a lot of us are on edge. However despite what changes we are seeing and going through, God is still in charge. We should have joy in knowing that we can still call on him in this time of uncertainty and crisis. Praying and seeking comfort in His Word can quiet the fear that overcome us. We have peace in knowing that we can rest in God unchanging hands. We as a body of believers have to remember where our help comes from and trust in God over the fears that we have. We can praise Him in the middle of this storm and we can thank him that the storm will end.
In the coming weeks and maybe months our faith will be tested. However we must obey the rule of law and plan for what is to come. The virus may be mild in most people but we can cause people to become sick by not being responsible in how we care for our hygiene. One person can infect 5 people that is twice as infectious as the flu. So during the next few weeks, trust God and use common sense. Don’t panic and listen to the ones God gifted us with the gift of Knowledge. When the numbers go down and we begin to recover we soon will go back to our normal. The virus may dwindle but God’s love will remain the same.
We also must prepare our own souls for salvation like we are preparing our homes and jobs for the virus. We must develop a close relationship with God and pray without ceasing. We must repent of all the wrong that we have done. We have to take time to evaluate how we can answer the call on our lives. So as we wait on this storm to pass over let us draw closer to God and let our faith overcome our fears.
God,we thank you for not changing in these times if uncertainty. We thank you for loving us and providing us. We pray for peace and clarity in the days to come. We ask that help those who are suffering from this virus and those whose jobs that have been affected as well. Help us to rely on our faith and not our fears. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen