How does our faith get us through the covid19 pandemic?
What are we learning from Covid19. This coronavirus teaches us the vulnerability of everyone; it teaches us the credibility of the Bible, and the uncertainty of life. None of us saw this coming. I don't know anyone who can honestly say they were preparing to wipe their schedules clean through the end of 2020 and stopped attending church for weeks at a time, or be told by the government to shut down their business, go home, and don't come out again till we tell you. Who could've known? But the Apostle James knew. Here's what he wrote. "Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow, for what is your life?
I hope we can all use some of this required quiet time to reflect on our lives and to give God thanks for what he's already done for us and for his abundant grace evident in our lives. We have no certainty of tomorrow. Tomorrow does not belong to us; it does not belong to our determination. Surely what we've learned in this time is that out of nowhere, out of left field, the whole year I had planned is now all gone. The calendar's bare, nothing's on the schedule. So, what are we learning? There's so much that comes out of this. These are the signs for today.
Read the following scriptures and take them to heart.
Jeremiah 17:7, "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord".
Hebrews 6:19, "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast".
Psalm 71:4, "I will hope continually and I will praise you yet more and more".
Proverbs 10:28, "The hope of the righteous will be gladness".
Jesus cares deeply about us. . Remember what he said in John 14? He said, "Let not your heart be troubled. Don't let your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house, there are many mansions. And if it were not so, I would have told you. I'm going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also".
He has told us in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that his grace is sufficient for us. And you will find that out during these days if you haven't found it out already. The sufficiency of Jesus Christ for those who have put their trust in him will be on display everywhere. As Christians, we need to show our trust in God and pray for the resolution to this crisis.