Many things can happen in this life to cause us to be afraid. I have experienced some of the things that can cause any normal person stress. Yeah, I have gotten stressed before, but I have learned to place my trust in the Lord. Our Maker. My Husband. My Savior. I said Our, then I said my because the first name, Maker applies to all of us. God Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is Creator of all. He made everything in existence and whether or not you know Him, He created you. The other names, Husband and Savior are more personal. If you have accepted God’s only begotten son, Jesus as Lord (giving your life to Him), you belong to Him. That makes you right with Him. I am in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, so I identify as belonging to Him.
Being a Christian, I am aware of the Truth of the Bible and what it says about who I am, as well as the inheritance Jesus won for me on the cross when He died so that I can have peace with God. I am co-heirs with Christ! (Romans 8:17) Whatever Christ has is mine! Except for His divinity, of course. But I digress.
When I first heard the news of the Corona virus, I was wowed. I won’t say shocked, ’cause I am barely shocked by anything anymore. I believe the Lord has sent the Corona virus as judgement against a world that has rejected Him and resigned itself to their own ways of life instead of following the ways of the Lord. Jesus is the Way and He is the only Truth. Because I live in America, I will speak about this nation first. The American church has subscribed to teachings of hyper-grace, prosperity, and “once saved, always saved” for so long. Pastors and others in the Body of Christ in other countries as well have dishonored the Lord to the point that the Lord has sent a warning to the Body of Christ as well as unbelievers that we have let sin reign for too long and that He wants us to repent.
“Well, if this is true, why wouldn’t I be afraid?,” you may ask. Well, I am taking this warning seriously in rededicating my life to the Lord, getting rid of things that don’t please Him, and making repentance and reverence my attitude. I am preparing to meet the Lord because Jesus is returning for his church soon!
Yes, I am being safe in cleanliness, social distancing and mask wearing. I am definitely a mama bear type who keeps my children out of public places in these times as well. I take precautions just like any other smart person is doing. But that is all I can do other than pray, pray, PRAY. If I am doing all I need to do, what other thing is left to do but to live trusting the Lord? That is what I do. That is my life. I put my trust in the Lord. I don’t do it perfectly. I am still learning to keep reaffirming that he is good and that He takes care of His own. I am a natural worrier, but I am not living to please my natural man anymore. I am living a supernatural life to please the Lord through the power of the Holy Spirit, who is given as a guarantee of salvation to all of us who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (2 Corinthians 1:22)
Naturally speaking, there is every reason to be concerned during this time that the Corona virus is spreading like a plague. Like I said, I do take precaution. I am wise in that. But I do not worry. My God will supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19) now, just as He always has. Is there a possibility that one of my family members will catch the Corona virus or some other deadly disease or plague? Of course. I don’t think we are immune. But I am not worrying about it, because I believe my Lord hears my prayers and that there is a covering over myself and my family.
As I read the Word of God, I gain faith in the Lord, but I also learn His ways and get direction for daily life as well as how to prepare myself for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ when He will take the Church (His Bride) to be home with Him forever. I am excited about that day, whenever it may be. I pray that as you read this, you are inclined to pick up a Bible, ask the Lord to guide you and decide to follow Him with your whole heart, soul and mind.
God is good, but He won’t force anyone to serve Him. Read the Word of God. When you find out how good He is, I pray you don’t reject Him, but are filled with a desire to know Him and please Him.
God bless you, Brothers and Sisters. I pray that you are drawing close to God in these times. Much love,