Often, when God speaks, he speaks to the end of the thing. In the middle, when life does not mirror what God has said, it can seem as if God's word has expired. In this day, when fear is widespread, it is important to remember that our health, if we leave it, is in God’s hand.
I remember watching people tell of the havoc of the Coronavirus in China, from the comfort of my own bed. My heart went out to them and so did prayers, and I left it at that. Now, as I sit from my bed writing, the same sentiments apply, but now there is a person within my county that has it.
Yesterday was chilling. The coronavirus that was first expressed as a heightened flu, is now something more serious, of what, we don’t know yet. My school is suspended, luxuries of watching sports is suspended and expectedly the normal functions of life may be suspended. I’m learning to face this situation, not in fear, but as a spectator. Psalm 91:7-8 says “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High]”. It may be painful to watch as your world changes, but count on dwelling within God’s protection. That is your best hope, and your expected end will be great.
So what do we do in the middle as we travel to the end of this, speak the word. So here are some of my favorite chapters and verses for hard times such as these.
Psalm 91-For safety
Psalm 23- When you are fearful
Psalm 41:3-When you don’t feel well
Psalm 37:25,37-When you feel forsaken
Psalm 4:8-For a good night rest, when you feel anxious
John 14:27- For peace
Isaiah 55:5- For remembrance of your healing
Of course there are plenty within the bible and if you want to share more, please share in the comments. Although we may not be able to gather together physically, the internet can be a good place for support and encouragement. Don’t forget to be a support for your family as well and be a spectator.