“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  – Helen Keller

The Coronavirus has turned our world upside down. In these uncertain times, it can cause worry and fear. Not only are we facing the uncertainty of this virus that has no vaccine, but we also face unemployment as business shut down, and the financial implications are scary.

We now face a world that feels empty as we stay at home.  We suffer that we miss the human touch and contact we are doing school online, we work from home, church services are online, and we limited at grocery stores that shelves are not full, and we wonder if we can survive on what we have.

It is easy to let fear grip our hearts when we face the unknown, and when we cannot control our circumstances and decisions that are made for us.  As we face these uncertain times. Times of stress, confusion, fear we can turn to the Word of God and see that not only is God in control, but He promises us to trust Him and have faith over fear.  The Bible tells of this promise in  John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.

How do we do that? We learn to trust, ready the Word, and pray, and point our world through the peace that surpasses all understanding that God promises in Philippians 4:7  “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.

In my virtual church service Sunday our focus was Psalm 46 ( I recommend reading the entire chapter). He promises us that our mighty God is with us always. He is the source of our strength  “ 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.”

Let’s slow down and recenter ourselves with God’s promises that faith overcomes fear “Timothy 1:7, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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Love and peace,