Amid the apprehension hanging in the air due to the corona virus pandemic, it’s important to remember where our help comes from.
Recently, a dear family member got laid off from a clerical position in an established bank which nearly tore him apart! He used to slouch on the sofa feeling sorry for himself. To him, the hours passed by slowly, dragging themselves as they do when misery hangs low and oppressive in the very air. However, he found respite in the word of God at midnight.(Phil 4:12-13)
It encouraged me that he chose to trust God in the most bizarre circumstances. That is when it hit me that many people were suffering from the strains from Covid 19. I therefore take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has been affected in a big way by the pandemic.
Christians are called believers, but many times, we are more like unbelieving believers. We trust our friends, the bank, the stock market or the government more than we trust God and His Word.
Sadly, a lot of people go to church, hear what they should do and then go home and try to do it on their own. They usually end up desperately telling God how hard they’re trying to do what they need to do, and they’re leaving Him out!
Life is simple and peaceful when we come to God like little children and say, “God, I don’t want to live on my own. I want to trust You. When I don’t know what to do, I’ll trust You. When I don’t understand why, I’ll trust You. I’ll do my part with Your help, and when I’m done, I’ll trust You to do the rest.”
Now he is busy preparing one of the finest pancakes; just to dust himself off. I am happy to have been ministered to through a storm that he had gone through just a few weeks ago. Now I really know what it means to trust God and rest in his peace and provision.
Now to you my friend, Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)
○Were you to lose your job, how would you have coped?