March 21

Don’t Let Current Pandemic Discourage You



The global pandemic can cause us to question our faith in the Lord. It can even make us ask God if He is aware of what is going on and if He is capable of helping us and all who are struggling with this COVID-19 concern. 

We know from the Scripture that God is in control of all things. Isaiah 45:7-9 is just one text that speaks of God’s Sovereignty – 

“I form light and create darkness, I make success and create disaster; I am the Lord, who does all these things. “Heavens, sprinkle from above, and let the skies shower righteousness. Let the earth open up so that salvation will sprout and righteousness will spring up with it. I, the Lord, have created it. “Woe to the one who argues with his Maker— one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it, ‘What are you making?’ Or does your work say, ‘He has no hands’?”

God knows us.

Read what Matthew 10:29-31 says:

“Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

We must trust in the promises of God. Let us not allow our concerns and doubts belittle God’s sovereignty or His ability to intervene in the happenings of the world. God is aware of all this. 

Some may think if our faith is tested. Could be! In times like this, our appropriate action should be seeking God’s help. In times like this, our faith may become weak if we allow it. So, do not give a chance for the devil to take the lead of your minds and manipulate you into thinking that God does not care. He does. If He did not, there won’t be “mankind.” 

On the other side, this could also be a time where we all get so worried and not think about God altogether. 

Let us be honest!

We can be bombarded with news all over the world and be consumed with our well-being, taking care of ourselves, watching over our loved ones, etc. Nothing wrong with this. However, there may be days where we do not think of God. If God is not our priority always and at any time, there can be a danger of losing sight of God; there may be a danger of not thinking of Him and of His ability to help us. 

I recently read a question online: Where is God during this whole global pandemic? Here is my answer: He is here, with you. Just look for Him, you will find Him.

In closing, I want to encourage you to keep your eyes on the Lord, pray, know what is going on, follow the guidelines provided by health departments. 

More than anything, do not stop worshipping the Lord. 

He is aware of what is happening.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5. 

About the author 

Joel Madasu

Joel Madasu is a third generation Christian. His desire is to teach the Bible as it is given. He is passionate about people, discipleship and relevant communication of God’s truth – his Word, the Bible.

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