From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are living with much fear and anxiety all over the globe. Many of us are being affected by the financial crisis as well. In the midst of all the chaos, it has become crucial for us to stay steadfast in faith and prayer. Now, let us be assured that nothing happens without the knowledge of the Almighty God, and everything happens according to the divine will.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord says, “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. The present situation around the world shows it is high time, we return from all our sinful ways and turn back to God so that He will forgive us and heal our world.
This serious outbreak around the world also reveals that the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is drawing near. Therefore, we need to turn away from all our worldly thoughts and pleasures and submit ourselves and all that we have, for the glory of God. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1).
While the world authorities feel powerless at this point, may this lead the whole of mankind to turn towards the one and only living God. Our God answers the prayers of His righteous servants, so let us pray together for the entire world and let His name be proclaimed among all the people. In the book of James 1:2-4, believers are urged to consider the worse experiences as joyful, because trials and troubles help us to put more trust in God and make our faith bigger than our fears. As the Scripture says (Hebrews 11:6), it is impossible to please God without faith, hence let us live our lives as warriors of faith. Let us abide by the word of God and assert ourselves, as in Psalm 23:4, “even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
While now we are free from our hectic schedules, take this time as the opportunity given to us by God to dwell in His presence and to build a stronger relationship with Him. Let us also intercede for each other in prayer and may our Lord strengthen us to fight against the struggles which bring us down.
In the end, when we look back at our lives, we should be able to declare confidently like Apostle Paul did, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). We can’t do this alone, so let us surrender our lives to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and may the Holy Spirit guide us through this journey of life. Let God’s purpose in our life prevail in the coming days.