In the past few weeks, people all around the world have become familiar with coronavirus (COVID-19), which has resulted in great fear and concern by many. And just when we think we have learned all there is to know about COVID-19, a new day comes, and we find out something else that results in even greater concern.
Let’s thank God for those in the medical science field who are searching for a solution to COVID-19 and be grateful for political leaders who are attempting to provide direction that will keep the general citizens informed, calm and peaceful. Let us thank the hardworking laborers, police officers, sweepers, who are all working tirelessly day and night. Let’s pray for all our brothers and sisters who are affected by this pandemic.
One passage of Scripture to consider is Psalm 91, which teaches how God takes care of His own. Take time to read all 16 verses of this precious passage. To summarize the psalm, we are told that those who belong to God through faith in Jesus Christ dwell in the inner sanctum of the presence of God, who protects them as a mother bird cares for her young under her wings. The promise is that no evil shall befall them because God will keep them in all of their ways. Realizing God’s promise to provide for His own as taught in Psalm 91, and then trusting God to keep His Word, as He always does, will erase the greatest of all fear, anxiety and panic in the hearts of the deeply concerned.
So how does one get to the place of trusting God?
God is in control. So depend upon Him to do what is right.
God has a purpose. So watch for Him to work.
God will provide. So trust in Him to deliver.
God has a mission. So declare His truth abroad.
God has a remedy. So praise Him for what He will do.
Even though there is a lot of advice being given in the world as to how to approach COVID-19, the sooner one focuses on Who God is, what God expects and how God works, and then is convinced of the fact that God causes, allows and directs all things according to His sovereign plan, the more one will experience the strength, hope, peace, comfort and confidence that only God can provide.
As Philippians 4:6, 7 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
May God Almighty keep each one of us safe and sound!