The global Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc with challenges, and far-reaching consequences, life-and-death circumstances. World leaders warn that “we are fighting an invisible enemy.” While we indeed fight, we can draw closer to our Creator. Only he can whisper his peace to our hearts.
God can be our firm rock to stand on amidst the shifting sands of our circumstances. Besides, God can help us recognise and multiply what is redeeming for us even now. In response to all that God offers, here are four strength-giving affirmations to live by amidst the Coronavirus crisis.
(1) I will not give way to fear, worry or worst-case scenario. God has told me in the book of Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
(2) I will always look for that silver lining. Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Let us use these days at home to get closer to our family undertake task we may have left a long time ago. Use this lockdown to get ourselves spiritual fulfilled.
(3) Feed our spirit with a healthy diet. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are pure, honest, just, authentic, lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(4) Always remember to give God thanks. When we give God thanks, it is not just a simple natural response to his goodness; it’s one of our most critical Christian responsibilities. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be, done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Let us cement our affirmations not only with God but each other and join together to emerge from this darkness into the light. Amen