Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26
Friend, how are you doing? We are living in uncertain times.
Did you imagine at the beginning of this year that major sporting events such as the NBA playoffs, NCAA basketball tournament would be canceled or that the Disney resorts would be closed?
When we started this year, COVID-19 AKA Corona virus was not even on our radar. But now this pesky invisible microscopic virus is wreaking havoc all over the world and interfering with all aspects of life as you and I know it.
Even churches are canceling services or streaming online. Schools are closed until further notice, which means children are home. While we get to spend more time together as families, this crisis is putting families in financial hardship.
There is no denying that this virus is creating fear and anxiety in many people.
Have you been to the store lately and tried to buy toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant? How about eggs, milk, and bread?
My friend went to the store to buy a bottle of hand sanitizer. Fortunately, the clerk was just unloading a case of hand sanitizer when she got there. Suddenly, a woman came from behind and with one hand swept all the bottles into her basket. My friend stood there, eyes wide open in disbelief. Then she turned to the woman, Ma’am, I just need one bottle. She stared back at my friend, I need all of it.
Did this woman truly need an entire case of hand sanitizer? Your guess is as good as mine. Fear has a way of bringing out the worst in us, making us see only our needs while being insensitive to the needs of others.
There is hope…
Whether you are cooped up at home or still able to go to work, you and I can have hope. We can rest in the unchanging love of our Lord and trust him to help us in these days of uncertainty. We can cry out to him in prayer. He can bring good out of any situation including this COVID-19 crisis.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
I appreciate our leaders’ call for a National Day of Prayer. In these days of uncertainties, turning towards God in prayer is an appropriate response.
Friend, if you are scared, hold on to hope, pray, and meditate on God’s word. Here are some scriptures, Psalms 91, 27, 56:3, and 10:12 to help you get started.
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