So much has been said already about the Coronavirus and it’s impact on our world. It has been astonishing to me the way it has overtaken our lives and the ripple effects it will have on our economy.
All of this is very confusing for me. All of this is very new to me. This is nothing I have ever experienced before in my lifetime. Being forced to work from home. (not complaining) Social distancing myself from others. Business after business temporarily closing. Schools closing. Entire states being restricted to their homes. Panic buying and mass runs to the grocery stores. Churches closing their doors.
And fear. Great fear amongst the people.
But my Bible tells me that God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. (1 Cor 14:33). So it has me wondering. What is going on here? Why do we fear? Why do we panic?
For years now, I have proclaimed “I Cling to Jesus” and in these trying times I am clinging even more. Thanking God for my health. For my safety. For my family. For my pets. For my home. For my job. For the food on my table. For everything He provides for me. Thankful that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. And thankful for my peace. For every trial He has ever gotten me through, He has never let me down. He has never left me. And He promised that He NEVER will. There is no sickness, no plagues that can ever over take me because God is with me. And even if I do get sick or somehow get infected by it, GOD IS WITH ME!
I am covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. And I claim His blood, and drench it over my doorpost and pray that this coronavirus, or any sickness or plague, will PASSOVER my home and we can rest easy, knowing we are safe and protected by the loving hand of Christ Jesus!
So whether I wonder or not. Whether I am confused and don’t understand what’s going on around me. Whether I have any answers at all. I will NOT fear. Because God is in control. God is still here. God is still love. God is still on the throne. And there is still an eternity waiting for me.
This world is NOT my home. I am just passing through.
But while I am here, I will ALWAYS Cling to Jesus. Because even when I feel like I may be slipping and am close to letting go – He never does! He always has a tight grip on me and keeps me safe!
I pray for you today, that you will always feel safe and secure in His hands. That you will draw closer to Him in these trying times. That your focus will shift from fear to trust. And that you will know that you are loved by the living God, and He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Here is a link to my song “I Cling to Jesus”. I hope you find comfort in it.
And here is a link to one of my favorite songs “When I See the Blood”.
It will help you find peace to overcome your fears.
Here also are three of my favorite scriptures to hold fast to in these trying times.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
But now, this is what the Lord says—
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
God is Good. He is Always with you.
May you Always Cling to Jesus.