Here we are in 2020 and in the middle of a global pandemic of Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus. This crisis has spread throughout the known world and has virtually effected every nation. So what do we do? Glad you asked because I have a few things to say about this.
A crisis by definition is a turning point in any given situation – whether for good or for bad. So, let’s approach this current crisis from both angles.
Yes, the pandemic is alarming and causing a lot of fear among people everywhere. That’s one side for the crisis. The other side is that people are coming to grips with what they really believe. Do they believe what the naysayers and fake news is saying, and even, the stock market, or are they turning to God and His word in this time? If not, then this is a wake-up call!
Sadly, many who purport to believe God and His Word are in just as much panic and fear as the unbelievers. Why is that? Because, when push comes to shove, we find out what we really believe in our hearts. Shooting up a prayer of desperation in a time of need and hoping it sticks is not faith!
If you wait ’til the last minute to get prepared, you’ll always be playing “catch-up” with the devil because ultimately, he is behind everything evil. A crisis is no the time to “try” to believe or develop your faith. Faith for healing, as with all of God’s promises, only comes one way – by God’s Word [Romans 10:17]. If you wait ’til there’s a crisis in your life to develop your faith, you’ve waited too long!
Okay, having said all that, what can a person do who has not prepared and developed their faith for protection and deliverance from the effects of the crisis? Good question.
First of all, admit where you are, spiritually. There’s no sense in pretending that you’re stronger in faith than you are. You know where you are. Next, hook up with those who are strong in faith and believe God’s Word. It will encourage you and help you stand your ground against the enemy.
Then, my dear brothers and sisters, get into God’s Word and develop your faith so that you know what you really believe. This doesn’t happen overnight but it does happen. Just stick with it and persevere. God’s word is your answer for everything you need in this life. And just for the record, there are over 7000 promises for you in God’s Word! That ought to be enough to cover everything that you could ever need! Yay and praise the Lord of Glory!
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Hebrews 13:5b (KJV) 5 … for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
James 1:17 (KJV) 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.