Man – I feel blessed this morning! I was able to lay in bed in the dark and listen to the rain on our metal roof without having to worry about getting up and driving to the Bluff to be at work by 7:30 am. I felt LAZY! Isn’t that wonderful? Do you know what I did. I spent a little time in prayer. I prayed for my family as we are still dealing with the loss of my brother-in-law. I prayed for my church family – going down the pews and praying for each lady in my Ladies’ Bible class. I prayed for all of those in the world who have the Covid 19 virus, but mainly I prayed for those who are living in FEAR.
FEAR is FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. While at this time, we know not what the effects and consequences of the Covid 19 virus will be, we do know that God is in control. “The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, ‘Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.'” (Isaiah 14:24) We are told to “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) “God is our refuge; a very present help in times of trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) I love that thought – What is a refuge? It’s a “shelter or protection in times of distress.” (Merriam Dictionary) He is there for us! God is “faithful and just” (I John 1:9), and He will hear our prayers. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath punishment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because He first loved us.” (I John 4:18-19)
We, as Christians should always do our part to protect ourselves from spreading Covid 19 – yes, wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. This brings to mind the saying, “Pray for a good harvest, but keep on hoeing!” God expects us to do what we can and trust Him to do the rest. We don’t have to live in FEAR. God’s got this! Simply blessed, Courtney