Is God with us throughout COVID-19?

Is God with us throughout COVID-19?

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In Matthew 24, Jesus tells us about the signs of the end of days. There will be famines, wars, diseases, etc. I'm sure you've read this chapter and wondered if it's really the end of days.

None of us know when Jesus will return for his church, but we know that Jesus has already overcome the world (John 16:33). He brought our sins to the cross, carried them and died a sinner when he was never one.

You may be asking yourself, your family, friends, or even God, why this is happening. Anxiety, worry, panic, depression and much more plague your mind. I know this was a struggle in my head during this difficult time.

But one factor or the truth of all of this is that we have God. We have his peace that he has given us and we can only concentrate our thoughts on his peace. So let's keep renewing our mind in His Word and pause to focus on God. "You keep him in complete peace, whose spirit stays with you because he trusts you" (Isaiah 26: 3).

Fear the invisible

The corona virus is really invisible. We fear what we cannot see. Doesn't that remind us of a particular Bible verse that God gave us? In 2 Corinthians 5: 7 it says, "Because we walk in faith, not in sight." Barnes & # 39; notes give us great insight into this verse about faith and how most of the world in money, luxury , Technology, etc. believes. The real threat to us is our trust in these things. Without the things the world now offers us, we probably wouldn't all do well.

The corona virus is therefore not visible, but neither is Jesus. As believers in Christ, we know that Jesus lives in us. Why do we treat this virus as if it were bigger than God?

Frankly, fear seems to be the culprit in this case. I know that COVID-19 is not a joke and has claimed many lives. But in the end you either let fear be your god or you let God be the only god in your life.

What drives your thoughts and decisions every day? You let fear be the leader in your life instead of being led by God (Proverbs 3: 6). Fear doesn't plan your life, God does.

Fear didn't create you, God created you. Genesis states that man was created in his image (Genesis 1: 26-28). Is fear part of God? No. Although God tells us to fear him, it is an awesome fear of him.

Fear of God is understanding and wisdom (Psalm 111: 10; Proverbs 1: 7). God knows whether we should be in heaven or hell with him, depending on whether we choose salvation through him or not (Matthew 10:28). That is the truth and I will not say it lightly. We should realize that maybe God is calling his church back to him. He sees what we worship and what we pay attention to. Can we definitely say it is him?

Don't let the enemy put his fear in you either. Understand the difference between divine fear and worldly fear. God loves you more than anything else on earth. He created you because he loves you. He wants to spend time with you as you would spend time with loved ones. Trust God, lean on Him and do not let the fear of this world overwhelm you.

Jesus our cornerstone

“Now you pagans are no longer strangers and foreigners. They are citizens together with all holy people of God. They are members of the family of God. Together we are his house, built on the foundations of the apostles and prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself. We are carefully connected in him and become a holy temple for the Lord. Through him you too become pagans part of this dwelling in which God lives through his spirit ”(Ephesians 2: 19-22).

In Ephesians 2, the Gentiles were essentially exiled due to the laws and regulations in the period before Christ. But when Jesus died for us and I mean every single person in this world and over time, He became our cornerstone.

Jesus became our firm foundation on which we could build (Matthew 7: 24-27). He will never be shaken or moved because he shook this world by breaking the weight of the world and its sin on his shoulders.

Jesus is our hope, our salvation, our solid foundation and our cornerstone. It is the reason why we live today. I hope that all of you reading this really understand that Jesus will never let us down, no matter what happens in this world. Even at the end of our lives, we have nothing to fear because Jesus has overcome death.

I encourage all of you to read Isaiah 52, paying close attention to verses 13-15. I pray that reading these scriptures will affect you for what Christ has done for us in a way that COVID-19 that we face today will override.

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Rebecca Gordon has a bachelor's degree in psychology and is engaged to a wonderful man named Joseph. Your favorite season is spring because of the many flowers that it produces. She loves going to the beach, hiking and exploring new places. She loves God with all her heart and will serve him every day of her life. She has a blog site and plans to do her Masters in Biblical counseling.

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