As we get on the other side of the whole Covid 19 pandemic, what have we learned throughout this whole thing? Let me pose a few questions:
Have we learned that we can trust God or have we found that our trust in Him is sorely lacking?
Have we learned that our faith will get us through anything or have we found that we are not the “faith giants” we thought we were?
Have we learned that God’s Word is the final authority or have we learned that we really don’t know as much of God’s Word as we ought to know?
Have we realized that fear cancels out faith and actually paralyzes us, causing us to “blindly” follow whatever the world says or have we learned that fear doesn’t come from God and our faith will overcome the world?
And have we witnessed firsthand people calling good evil and evil good?
Have we learned who can be trusted and who can’t?
All in all, I think we’ve all learned some things we didn’t expect to learn and hopefully our eyes have been opened to the truth.
As you have noticed, a crisis brings out the good and the bad. Yes, mistakes have been made but lives have been saved. For that we are to be thankful. But it’s not over. I believe we will be cleaning up for quite a while. But for those whose trust is in the Lord, Who made Heaven and earth, we can expect to have a rapid recovery and reclaim all that was lost.
God hasn’t put His miracles on hold and He’s still answering faith-filled prayers! This is a time for reflection and we need to be about our Father’s business. Let’s commit to a stronger walk than ever before so that we can be an inspiration to those around us and fulfill all that God has called us to do!
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Numbers 23:19 (KJV) 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV) 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.