Be Strong and Courageous

Hearing the news nowadays, I can’t help but feel fear creeping in my mind and heart. Everyone is panicking. I fear for my kids and family actually, not for myself.

My social media feeds are all laden with news and topics on the CoVid-19 virus. Fake news, rants, negativity about how incompetent our government is in dealing with this crisis, criticizing protocols and comparing our countries to others, all these just make me sad. I believe our government is trying their best to help us regardless of political affiliations and leanings. What we all need now is UNITY and compassion for each one, not drag each other down.

Trying to really stay calm and maintain a positive outlook in the midst of these are a challenge for me nowadays honestly. Just the other night, my kids and I were a bit feeling run down and we wanted ourselves checked. Sad to say that when I inquired if clinics were open for check-up, they just told me to call the doctors instead. This added up to my worries. I thought that even doctors right now are afraid.

Thankfully, some of our doctor friends came to visit and check us, and we are feeling better. Thank God for them.

If I am this concerned, how much more are those families affected by the virus. I can’t imagine the grief enveloping those whose loved ones became one of the virus’ fatalities.

Despite my lack of trust and faith yesterday, my God reminded me through Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous.”

I got rebuked ‘cause I allowed myself to fear and worry. Forgetting that times like these are the perfect time to turn back to God and worship HIM. HE is the healer of all time, the God of miracles, the Savior, the Protector, the Defender that we need in a crisis like this.

Right now, prayer is the most poweful tool. Praying that God will shower wisdom to all our medical practitioners and scientists who are trying to create and come up with a vaccine for this virus. Those other people in the front line – soldiers, policemen, doctors, nurses, drivers, sales men and women, janitors, etc. – may the Lord Jesus keep you healthy and strong and protect you from getting infected.

Praying that God will protect everyone and heal those who are already sick and comfort those who just lost their loved ones. Praying for the whole world now. Stay cautious and stay safe. Follow what our leaders are telling us. Be vigilant. Let’s not stop showing love and compassion during these times. We all badly need it. Seek God. HE is our only hope and help.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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