The truth is, we don’t know what to do. This virus has us all struggling. No one has found a solution, and many are divided in all the confusion.
We look to the government for answers, and, well, they can’t seem to keep their story straight.
Everyone is affected either directly or indirectly by this virus. The way we work, and play, and interact with each other, has changed. Supply chains are still disrupted. School is in question.
Tensions are high. Nerves are on edge. Lines are drawn.
Some cry safety.
Others cry freedom.
But is it not still true, “That whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” ? (Joel 2:32)
Is it not also true that those who rebel against the Great and Mighty Lord,( of which there are many more stricken with open, flagrant rebellion against God than this virus), these, will have their retaliation turned upon their own head? (Joel 3:4).
Oh, that we would be awakened. (Joel 3:12)
Oh, that we would remember the day of the Lord is near. (Joel 3:14)
Oh, that we would be as concerned about telling others they need Jesus, (eternal hope), as we are to offer our opinion about a shot or a mask.
For the LORD shall be a shelter for His children. (Joel 3:16). He is peace for these hard days and for all the days ahead for those who have called upon His Name.
For it is still true, every day has been appointed for us by God before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16). This virus hasn’t changed that.
Nor, has any of this changed the fact that our Savior will return, and there will come a day of judgment.
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27)
Are these hard days the beginning of all that?
God tells us, “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.” (1 Thess 5:1-7)
Oh friends, let’s don’t be so consumed with the here and now that we get angry, depressed and divided! Nor let us sleep!
“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”(1 Thess 5:8-11)
In these crazy days, let’s comfort each other. Let’s remind each other WHO is absolutely in control.
He holds our breath in His hands (Dan 5:23)! He will still direct our steps when we acknowledge Him (Prov 3:5-6) and He can always be counted on (1 Cor 1:9)!
Let’s live like we believe this!
Let’s tell others where hope is found!!