“Coronavirus is ruining everything.”
“It feels like coronavirus has taken over.”
“We get more bad news every day.”
“Everything seemed better a week ago.”
These are a few of the statements I’ve heard my kids and their friends say in the past few days. They mirror many of the thoughts that have run through my head, along with the question of whether life will ever be normal again. These are hard times.
“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:5-6)
When our enemy seems to be winning—whether it’s man or virus—we can still face our days without fear. Why? Because the Lord will answer when we call to Him. He has set us free from the power of death and given us eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord is on our side, and He always wins.
If you look at these verses in your Bible, you’ll see that Lord is printed in small capital letters. The Hebrew word used in these verses is the covenant name that God shared with His people. It’s His name that reminds us that He always keeps His promises. He’s not just the king on the throne—He’s also the faithful Father who cares for His people.
While a lot has changed in the last week, one thing hasn’t changed: the truth of God’s promises. Coronavirus can’t ruin His good plans for us. Our heavenly Father, not a virus, rules over our world and our lives. The good news of the Gospel gives us hope and peace every day. While we pray that our situation improves, we remember that God is with us and will be faithful in all circumstances.
No matter what you face this week, the Lord is on your side.
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