The Coronavirus continues to cause pain all over the world. Fear and panic is everywhere; adding to the fear of being infected by the virus is the fear that is now being generated by the many conspiracy theories that are out there. These are rumors and accusations with no reliable and valid evidence to back them up.
One of such rumor, is that a group of world leaders are responsible; yet another is that this is the work of the anti-Christ; these rumors do nothing positive for us; they just end up causing fear. How are we to find peace in such troubled times?
Jesus said to is followers in John 16:33 (God’s Word Translation): “I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”
How can you have peace and trouble all at once? To be at peace as an individual does not mean there is no trouble, it means you are able to stay calm in the midst of trouble. In John 16, Jesus is asking his followers to stay calm, cheer up, because he has divine power to work things out to yield a good outcome on their behalf.
Apostle Paul states it like this in Romans 8:28 (God’s Word Translation): “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God – those whom he has called according to his plan.” Therefore, as we practice safe hygiene at this time, let’s more importantly draw nearer to God in faith, prayer, and fasting.
As the Lord commanded Aaron to pray for Israel (Numbers 26:22-27), so I pray with you that: “the Lord will bless you and watch over you. The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you. The Lord will look on you with favor and give you peace.”
Amen! Amen!! Amen!!!