I closed my eyes against the forceful fears of the Coronavirus and spoke quietly, “Jesus … Jesus … ”
There really is something about that Name.
Our God is Bigger Than the Coronavirus
His Name ushers in peace — calm in the midst of the storm.
His Name activates faith within me — rising up and out, quenching the flames of the fiery trial.
Speaking that Name lifts high His shield all about me — all about you — for such a time as this.
The days are frightening, aren’t they? So many unknowns. So many dangers. The Coronavirus is changing life in America as we have known it, and dismantling all the familiar places we find security.
The threat is real.
But as a Jesus follower, we are instructed to not be afraid. “Fear not, for I am with you,” says the Lord of lords, and the King of kings, the Almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth.
We are Instructed to Not be Afraid
And when He speaks, I do my best to listen.
“But in the depths of my heart I truly know
that You, Yahweh, have become my Shield;
You take me and surround me with Yourself.
Your glory covers me continually.
You lift high my head when I bow low in shame.
I have cried out to you, Yahweh, from Your holy presence.
You send me a Father’s help.
Pause in His presence” ~ Psalm 3:3-4, TPT
Oh, sweet friend! Close your eyes and imagine the Lord God responding to Your cries of fear or despair. In His response He gathers you, surrounding you with Himself, becoming your shield.
Nothing, not even the Coronavirus, can come to us without His knowledge, without His watchcare. He sees us and knows all about it. He is for us, not against us.
He is Jehovah-rapha, our Healer. Jehovah-jireh, our Provider.
And He is good.
Our God changes not. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
And although we live in a fallen world where it seems everything is falling apart, our God is still on the throne of authority, and our God is still a shield about His children.
Open your eyes that you might see and recognize His abiding Presence.
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Sweet blessings to you,