The world is facing uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lots of people are passing away, leaving families torn and distraught as they attempt as best they can to lay their loved ones to rest.
Medical professionals and grocery store workers are in high demand to make sure that the needs of everyone are still met, while they take a risk with their own lives. Many people, such as myself, have been temporarily laid off from their jobs. We have been forced to draw unemployment.
Bill collectors have been gracious enough to provide us payment extensions due to the affects that the spread of this virus has had on so many lives. Children all across the globe are now being home-schooled while parents pull themselves together to make sure that their education for the rest of the school year stays in tact.
Businesses and church buildings have had to close their doors. Fast food restaurants are providing drive-thru service only. People have been warned to stay in their homes. And if they have to go out, they now practice the rule of social distancing that allows them to be 6ft away from the person next to them.
It seems the world is in disarray. What was normal for so many people has now been turned upside down. In fact, getting back to normal is the cry of so many right now. Many people just want things to hurry up and go back to the way they used to be. They are longing for the peace. The fellowship. The work. The old routine.
And just as there are many who think that things will return to normal, there are many who think that it won’t. Believers in Christ believe that God as allowed this standstill. They believe that this pause from normal is a wakeup call of God’s mercy to His children. They believe that God wants our attention. I just happen to be amongst the They. I believe that they are right. His message to us?
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 (2 Chronicles 7:14).
This is the cry of God to the world right now. And so many are taking heed to it. As we are all shut in our homes, we are doing exactly what Scripture says. It is to those that this message is for today. As you hearken to the cry of God, do this one thing. Remember.
Call to mind what God has done throughout history and in your life.
Remind yourself of Who God is and all of the miracles He’s performed.
- He spoke the world into being (Genesis 1:1-31).
- He created man from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7).
- He formed woman from the rib of man (Genesis 2:18-25).
- He provided a ram in the bush for Abraham (Genesis 22:1-13).
- He spoke to Moses through a burning bush (Exodus 3:1-4).
- He parted the Red Sea (Exodus 14:26-27).
- He rained down manna from Heaven (Exodus 16:4).
- He caused a virgin to have a baby (Matthew 1:1-25).
- Through Jesus, He healed the sick (Matthew 4:23).
- He raised the dead (Luke 7:12-15).
- Blind eyes were opened (Mark 10:46-52).
- The maimed walked (Matthew 15:30-31.)
- The dumb talked (Matthew 12:22).
You have so much foundation to stand on. It is safe. It is sure. It is true.
It will keep you!
Let what God has done be the anchor that says to you that He is holding you down. You are safe and secure in His arms. He has you and there is no need to fear.
God will keep you.
Erica here! That is literally my favorite way to introduce myself. I’m a firm believer in God who is grateful to be saved by Jesus. I am wife to Carlos and mother to a blended family of six. I am a writer who is also a poet. When you get to truly know me, you’ll find that I spend the most of my time pursuing growth in my walk with God, prioritizing my family, and encouraging other women along the way to seek God’s Truth while obtaining Heaven’s treasure; find hope in their struggles. I’m so glad you’re here!