I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13
One man was asked how many scriptures he could quote off heart and he said two. One, he said, is: “It shall come to pass.” The other, “And it came to pass.”
It’s so easy to wonder if we would ever have our life back looking at the way Covid-19 is fast ravaging and reshaping our world. I got to my workplace today thinking it was Halloween as all staff was dressed in black gown.
But it’s not Halloween; it’s one of the precautionary measures taken against the spread of the virus.
How do you live without fear when you’re surrounded by so much fear and uncertainty? How do you keep hope alive at such a difficult time like this? May I encourage you with three ideas today.
Firstly, we’ve been here before. At such a time as this, it’s good to remember that there has been such a time like this, and the world came out of it. The Spanish Flu came in 1918 when science was not as developed as we have today, yet the world came out of it. Of course, millions died but the world survived. This evil will pass.
Secondly, everything that has a beginning surely has an end. This virus started one day, and it will surely live out its time or we’ll find a way to live with it without it causing as much disruptions as it’s doing today. Scientists all over are working round the clock to beat this evil. We shall overcome.
Lastly is the God factor. The virus doesn’t have the final say; God does. It’s still God’s world. That’s why I love the above scripture, a statement made by David. He was in the middle of his own pandemic–surrounded by enemies. The king of the land was like a Corona virus hunting him all over the place.
Yet David had the courage to say: I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Friend, that’s the mindset we need to have in all this without cringing in fear.