If it turns out that the morbidity rate of COVID-19 is no greater than that of the seasonal flu, we’ll all feel a little silly for making such a big fuss over it. However, at this moment, we still don’t know what may befall us even tomorrow, let alone the last day that the corona-virus makes someone sick on this planet.

That’s because we don’t live life in reverse. Only forward. Hindsight may be 20-20 vision (as the saying goes) but we only have foresight to work with today. With this immovable truth in mind, today’s verse from Isaiah seems very appropriate. It says this:

Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10-The Message

We have seen so many experts giving their best advice at various moments during the pandemic. Sometimes they’ve been right, and sometimes they’ve been wrong. Of only one thing can we be certain. No matter what advice we receive, according to Jesus, “There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.”

I hope you let this truth cool your spirit with comfort and refreshment. God’s got this, no matter what.

And by the way, the next time the Devil throws doubt on your day, after you’ve let that verse from Isaiah take away your fear, why not pray a blessing on someone? It’s a good way to punch him in the mouth by quoting him Scripture, and doing what the verse implies. (I LOVE this verse from the gospel of Matthew. It’s my very favorite “fight back” verse.)

“From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12

Looks like my grandson Dax has the right idea.

Something to think about.

 

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