Peace in the Pandemic
In just a matter of a couple of months, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed our way of living and socializing. We went from being aware of the novel coronavirus to hoarding supplies, school being out, business closures, and social distancing, which is now our new normal. This crisis is something that most of us never thought we would experienced.
In this situation, I find that John 14:27 would find us comfort. “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.”
My understanding of this scripture explains that God gave us peace and that we shouldn’t be afraid or worried. If we have God in our hearts and know that God got us, there is no need to worry. This epidemic is God’s way of cleansing the world and starting over again. Yes, this virus is scary and its affecting our friends and loved ones, especially the ones that has underlying conditions, but put your trust in Our Lord Jesus Christ, take the necessary precautions, stay informed with all the updates, everything will be ok. We may not return to normal within a few weeks or months until a vaccine comes into existence, but continue to trust in God, He would not stir you in the wrong direction.
COVID 19 came with deaths in our communities, unemployment has been on the rise, and you may find yourself asking Lord How am I’m going to make it? How can I live without my mom or dad? When will this end? Your marriage may be even rocky, relationships ending, having financial issues!! But I want to encourage you that you have the choice to have PEACE!! There is Peace in the midst of your situation!!
“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:7
We still have Peace in this Pandemic!!
We are faithful people and not fearful people!! We must remember, although my current situation maybe painful but i can assure you that you lean in the arms of Jesus which offers you Peace and Joy!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28
So when you’re walking through your valley, walking in your storm don’t try to work yourself into a state of feeling peaceful. Remember a song writer said there will be good days and bad days and yet some hills to climb!! But we have to understand that this peace that passes understanding goes beyond our circumstances. I remind you that it is having complete confidence in our creator!! Some nuggets to maintain your Peace in the Pandemic are:
- Know that God is your strong tower and your power source in Him! There is nothing or no one greater then Him.
- Hold on to the promise in the Pandemic
- Trust when God seems untraceable
- Remember there is purpose in the Pandemic
- Prayer is the key for gaining peace in the Pandemic!!
Remember Persistence Prayer and Persistence Pressing = Power and Peace in the Pandemic
In this season, in this time, in the Pandemic It IS WELL!!
“When peace, like a river, attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul“
Min. Jerell Wesley