We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 has caused upheaval in our personal, work, financial, recreational, and spiritual lives. All of us are being impacted.
How should we deal with this crisis? Some are hoarding. Some are complaining. Some are seeking answers. While others question the government and healthcare community. Some pray for God’s intervention.
Christians should go back to the basics.
God is in control.
He is the creator. He is the redeemer. When man and woman chose to rebel against God, He sent His own Son to redeem them. He is all knowing, ever present, and all powerful.
Christians need to pray.
We need to pray that God’s will, will be done. We need to pray for the COVID-19 crisis, the medical professionals trying to diagnose and treat the virus, people who are being impacted, our friends, families, and for ourselves.
Christians need to wait patiently.
Right now, most of our patience is threadbare. We are not willing to be patient. We want to see the COVID-19 go away so that we can get back to “normal”.
Christians should allow the Holy Spirit to comfort them and then be a comfort to others.
When a person trusts Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes and resides within that person. The Holy Spirit was sent to be the Comforter. As the Holy Spirit comforts us during this time, we should comfort others.
This will be our study for this week.
The key verses are Proverbs 3:5-6.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
If we believe this verse, it will quiet all our fears. The reason is that we are putting control of the COVID-19 in the hands of the one who is capable of resolving the issue.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001