We should not lose our strength and confidence to circumstances nor even to coronavirus and the fear, it has created. Jesus the same yesterday, same today, and same He shall remain forever (Hebrew 13:8). He is still the source of our joy. God never changes and so is our strength from Him, if we don’t lose our focus on Him in circumstances.
I am always comforted each time I remember the prayer of Jesus for us in John 17:15. “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” He knows that there is evil in the world and which could come in any form just as coronavirus that is spreading all around.
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 2:11, that we should not let Satan take advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. Let us apply wisdom and continue to do what has been advised medically in order not to be infected with the virus. We should not do this in fear but by faith because God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Our faith replaces fear and so our strength in Him replaces every weakness.
Don’t Be Anxious; Find Joy
Anxiety is a natural reaction of man to uncertainty or an unpleasant situation. Anxiety is never a solution to challenges but rather robs us of our confidence and joy in the Lord. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
The Power Of Prayer
We should not stop praying against this virus and never underestimate the power of prayer. Jesus shared the parable of the power of prayer in Luke 18, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, there was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward, he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man:
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her; lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him though he bear long with them?” ( See Luke 18:1-7).
With Joy, Pray For Everyone
Let us continue to pray for those who lost their loved ones to coronavirus. Pray for God to comfort them and pray for healing for those infected. And continue to pray that coronavirus should die at the root and source. The article shared about the little girl’s dream that God told her coronavirus will be gone soon is comforting. And it is a confirmation of answers to our prayers.
We should also continue to pray for President Donald Trump. By wisdom, He declared Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We prayed for God’s protection and strength in times like these. And that God should continue to give him the wisdom to govern the land of God (America) in God’s way.
Who Shall Separate Us From The Love Of Christ?
Romans 8:35-39 reminds us: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We should not let coronavirus separate us from the Love of Christ which conquers all. It should not be permitted to hinder or discourage us from the daily fulfillment of our Ministry of Reconciliation.
“Come rain come shine, the joy of the Lord is our strength.” (see Nehemiah 8:10)
I love you, but Jesus loves you more.