How Truly Hopeful Can We Be In This Crisis

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The Coronavirus pandemic caught us off guard. It has shaken the stability that we had in our world in many hard ways, and has put us all on an unknown path, living one day at a time, week-to-week, and month-to-month. We are battling anxiety, stress, trying to adjust to a new reality of how we live our life.

How truly hopeful can we be? We have to turn to the Bible even though many people will not believe that what is happening with Coronavirus and how protected we are, is documented in the Bible, which is the words of God

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. We are going to face tribulations in this world, and there are no more significant trials than the one we are facing now. God told us that he had overcome the world.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

Whatever happens in the coming weeks and months, as believers, we, are, assured that we have a hiding place in the Lord and are protected by Him. We can call on Jesus to keep us safe and trust that His perfect will shall be done in our lives when we call upon Him. We can turn to Him in every situation to find shelter and safety.

God promises to deliver us as he says in Psalm 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. God will deliver us this pandemic has a time limit, just like all of our troubles do. At some point, though not known to us, this will end. And we will have learned a great deal about ourselves, our world, and hopefully, have a deeper trust in the God who was with us, protected us, and delivered us. Amen.

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