Wednesday, April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Hope in Scripture

For the last several days/week, I’ve seen different options about the virus being shared on social media. Some are political, some are medical based, some are rants, and others are laments. I’m not here to draw lines in the sand, to pick a side, or bolster a video you found. I’m here to remind us about what Scripture says. I’m actually just sharing with you what I’ve been telling myself.

When you are discouraged remember that David was discouraged too:
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 (KJV)

When you are lonely remember that God is always with you:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

When you are confused remember that God is truth:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIV)

When you feel lonely, Jesus knows what that is like:
Then everyone deserted him and fled. Mark 14:50 (NIV)

When you are feeling tired, go to God:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

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