The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121: 5-8
As our level of knowledge, life experience, and spiritual maturity differ, so will our reactions and coping skills differ to the stormy trials and tribulations that we face daily. Within three months, the coronavirus has hit our world like an unstoppable tsunami. Without our prior consent, we made immediate changes to comply with the guidelines of the “new normal” restrictive lifestyle to keep us from harm’s way.
Although we have made the necessary changes to maintain our safety, our decision to choose a relationship with God has provided us with a level of safe-keeping that only God can provide. We do not live in a panic mode as unbelievers, nor do we fear or fail to take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves.
- By eating a healthy diet of nuts, grains, fruits, and vegetables, our Immune System is nourished and will function to protect us with ongoing strength.
- By possessing unwavering faith in God, we boost our spiritual health to a level where we readily depend on God to keep us safe from all pestilence and disease.
- By studying the Bible and praying, we believe the promises of our Heavenly Father to protect and provide for us at all times. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. Psalm 91:11
So you may think, many believers have contracted the coronavirus and recovered/or have passed away. Yes, that is true; even so, it is not up to us to question God’s will. When we place our lives in His hands, then we relinquish our reasoning abilities and our desires by fully trusting in His plans for us.
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Living a faith-based life does not guarantee that we will remain alive and well. Our faith is evidence that we love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, and we believe that there is a reward of Eternal life when Jesus comes again. Until then, we are covered by a spiritual umbrella, our physical, financial, and emotional needs will be provided by God. It is in times like these that we can remember that God, our Creator, the “I Am,” will lovingly care for us. After all, we belong to God, and we give all praise, glory, and honor to God, who is our Jehovah Jireh–our provider.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Bible Reading: Psalm 91
God, we thank you for the new mercies we received as we awakened to a new day. Thank you for being our provider and for caring for us. We also thank you for keeping us from all danger seen and unseen. As we prepare for Eternal life, please manifest your lovingkindness to those who are suffering from mental and physical illnesses, financial devastation, and brokenness. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
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