Right now it’s just about impossible to not see something about Covid-19 and the coronavirus everywhere. But the question is, what are you looking for? Are the messages and headlines of fear out screaming the headlines of hope that we can find in the Bible?
Make sure you are looking to better news sources, and not the fear mongers of the pay per click writers. Remember the promises over panic. #promiseoverpanic
None of us have escaped the constant bombardment of information that is in our feeds, our news, schools and even just at our local store. The threat is there, no one is disputing this, but there is so much more to it than just toilet paper and water.
We know that many organizations have chosen to close or postpone their engagements due to the risks of spreading the disease. And there is wisdom to that . But let’s not forget to use wise judgement and discernment in all things and not give into the panic. You see, as children of God, there is way more hope available than the panic would have us believe.
Let’s remember the things that God says about us. That we are to be strong and courageous and to not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord God is with us where ever we go.
Let’s remember the plans that God has for us, a plan to prosper us and not to harm us but to give us a hope and a future.
Let’s remember that God so loved the world that He gave his only son.
Let’s remember that If God be for us who dare be against us.
Let’s remember not to fear, for God is with us; do not be dismayed. He will strengthen and help us.
In short let’s remember the promises of God over the panic of people.
Our God is and always has been on the Throne. This virus didn’t slip through the cracks. He is not surprised about this. He is walking with us and asking for us to trust Him through the trial.
Maybe you’ve got your own faith questions today. Maybe this virus is shaking yours. Either way, know that there are people like me, praying for you, rooting for you, and ready to offer the one thing we’re looking for. Hope.