It is one thing to say we have faith in God when everything is going well, but what do we do when the table is turned? Do we go around blaming God for all the chaos in our lives, or do we trust Him to do what He’s promised to do? Remember that He promised to be with us through the good times and the bad times; through thick and thin. He said, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).
Sometimes the evidences around us make it seemed like God has forgotten us, but He hasn’t. He is a God of His words, so we need not fear. Once we do what He expects of us and stay under His covering, we will be safe. However, if He chose to do otherwise, we must remember that He possesses unlimited wisdom and power and will keep our interest at heart. Job says, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him” (Job 13:15). If we who are called by His name is fearing this pandemic, what should those who have no relationship with God do? We have to be strong in this time and believe that God will protect us from all evil. The world is depending on us.
It is unwise to think that after God equipped us with knowledge of the Corona virus that we become careless. He expecting us to apply wisdom. If the Children of Israel came from under the covering of the blood, their firstborns too would have been killed. We must be wise, but not fearful. Fear is the enemy’s weapon against us.
This is a time to be our brother’s keeper, not just through lip service, but to show others that we care. The economy will be at its worse; people will be loosing their jobs, some will be homeless; some will be hungry. Life will be hard, so we must be there for each other. Now is the time for the Church to be the Church. Now is the time to stand firm no matter what. Stay safe.