I have been reading all of the updates on Covid-19, like many of you have, and I have come to the conclusion that I am going to trust God like have been talking about trusting Him for so many years. You see, we preach faith when everything is good and “normal”, and now when we need it most, we must not turn away from it.
Bishop Fender said, “What good is our faith if it doesn’t work in a pandemic?” He’s right, our faith must work, even when put to the test, isn’t that the point of faith in the first place?
I understand that people are scared, hurting, and sick so now it is up to me how I respond. I can either be a liability to the Kingdom of God or an asset. The Bible makes it very clear that there will be perilous times and, right now, is one of those times.
I encourage you, brothers and sisters in Christ, be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. God is stronger than this.You know that. I am just here to remind you to trust Him. He is a faithful and merciful God, who sees us and hears our cries. We must humble ourselves, once again, and seek His face through this trying time.
Be the light in the darkness, use wisdom, and be kind to your neighbor. Let God use you to be a voice of peace and hope to a hurting, scared world.
Remember, you have two options, but one real choice. Faith operates on a different perspective and gains wisdom from the Lord. Fear operates by what it can see and hear from the worry of the world. The world’s fear should not dictate your faith. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Ephesians 6:13).
Keep standing. Keep fighting.
God’s got this. God’s got you.