Good morning. By now, I think the whole world is being affected by the Coronavirus. This morning I saw the headline on Yahoo news that read “The City That Never Sleeps Is Brought to Standstill by Virus”. New York City used to be a flurry of activity. Now, the broadway shows are suspended and gatherings limited to small groups. In a city bustling with people and activities, there is a new reality.
The Coronavirus is a reminder that no matter how in control that we think we are, we are not. God has total control over his universe. If God wants to stop us in our tracks, he will. God is the first and the last.
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.”
–Revelation 1:17 (NKJV)
We don’t need to be afraid. We need to pray. What does God want us to do during this time? Why did God need to get our attention?
God says that he does not want us to worry. God says that he will take care of us. We should not worry about our lives, what we will eat, our bodies or clothes. Maybe, this time should be spent putting our trust in God.
Do Not Worry
Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
–Luke 12:22-26 (NKJV)
God does not want us to be afraid. God will strengthen us. God will help us. God will hold us up with his righteous right hand.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
–Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
It is time to let go. God is in control. Let go and trust in our Lord.