With everything that is going on in the world right now it is our response that will reveal the positions of our hearts. As children of God we should not respond as those without hope. For our hope should be in God alone. For in these times of uncertainty we must remain assured in God. Our faith is in Him and Him alone. Psalm 33:20-22 NLT, tells us that "We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us,Lord, for our hope is in you alone."
What is happening now is not new to God.. there is nothing new under the sun. God knows and sees all things (Proverb 15:3; Job 28:24 ESV) He is Omniscient...He has perfect knowledge of what is happening; He is Omnipresent... He is everywhere there is nothing God is unaware of. So we are living in something God has already previewed. God is eternal He has already been here and already determined how we will come through this crisis we are facing in our world.
But we must respond with an hope that is sure that the end of this will be better than the beginning, we must respond with a hope that says His plan is not to harm us but give us a expected end, we must respond with a hope that says this thing will work together for the good, we must respond with an hope that says what the enemy meant for evil God meant it for good. Our response should agree with God's word and will for our lives.
How are you responding? Is it in fear or faith? Worry to Worship? Panic or Prayer? Confusion or Peace?
In the midst of our the news, all you are hearing in the media, don't lose your hope.
Romans 5:5 NIV
And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Let's SPREAD HOPE!!
Hope is what this world needs, hope is what our families need, hope is what the economy needs, hope is what our communities need, hope is what healthcare workers need, hope is what all those who has been infected or affected by this world crisis needs. They need to experience our hope and as followers of Christ I believe this is the perfect time for the hope we have to be shared throughout the world.
LORD God, I pray for our nation, world, and country during these chaotic times we are face with. Lord let us remember who You are in times of uncertainty. Let us remain hopeful and sure that no matter how bad things may seem You are still good. God we cancel every spirit of fear, worry, and stress, that comes to steal our joy and peace in Jesus name. Lord gives us godly wisdom, let us look to your Word and not the world for solutions. Every answer to life crisis is revealed in Your word and in You. In times like these is when we need to turn to the truth, for the truth will set us free. God let us trust that you have a bigger plan than what we see happening and it will be for the good. Lord we thank you that You are a God who never fails and so in this we claim that we already have victory in Christ Jesus. Amen!!