We know the answer … that it is in the Lord our God!
The whole world is in the fight to overcome the killer virus. Many are suffering and losing hope though they know that God is in the midst of this hardship and painful experiences.
Our faith is being tested everyday while hearing the increase in the data bulletin of those who are infected and the casualties of Covid 19. The world economy is also in gloomy mode and economists are expecting recession in the big scale in the next few months when this situation continues and it may lead others into deep desperation.
Complaining is not the answer to address these many issues attached to pandemic.
Let us go against the flow and take the path that will lead us to draw near to God.
Take these five simple steps to regain your strength from losing hope.
Remember this acronym – STAND in the midst of your trial !
Seek God – Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Take refuge in Him- Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Ask forgiveness- Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Note His promises- Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Depend on Him – Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.
Additional verses for your meditation.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.
Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Exodus 33:14 My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.
Isaiah 30:15 In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.
Stay Positive in your outlook on life. Hope in God and His strength will sustain you.