It has been months into the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed life the way we know it. All that we are used to is so different and increasingly concerned about what we are used to ever going back again.
We are all looking to our leader, but unfortunately, they fail us; even the medical experts are not giving us the straight-forward solutions to the matter.
The time is now and not later for us to realize that the LORD is right with us in all this and even if it doesn’t seem so. Whether Jesus calms the storm or calms us in the storm, His love is the same, and His grace is enough. He is our dependable God.
Jesus our High Priest in order of Melchizedek required us to pray and our God we answer. The church the body of Christ, even when we can come together physically due to restriction of the pandemic, we can always connect together, thanks to technology. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them (Matthew 18:20). Jesus is our strong tower. Much is going on and easy to be discouraged. Everything we hear tells us that normalcy has been taken away. But we shouldn’t store up treasures in this life, anyway; it’s temporary.
These Bible passages to remind us during these times of anxiety that God’s Power and Grace is still here :
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.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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.
The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today.”
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.