I personally find it hard to trust God in everything. During this particular COVID season, I found it much harder to leave everything to God especially when the impact on our lives feels so prominent.
We suddenly find ourselves in a very different world with many different rules. Many of us are not able to carry out some plans, are not able to meetup and have fellowship or even go to church without a nagging feeling that it may become a spreader event. Some of us have been really affected by the pandemic, be it self-isolation, unemployment and even loss of loved ones. It truly stings and honestly for me it’s no surprise why worry, doubt, anxiety and sin can creep into our lives to rely on our own strength to face these daunting issues or even to wonder why God allows it all to happen.
However, the Bible teaches us of a loving, just and powerful God that cares deeply for every single individual. He sent his son to die on the cross for the sins of the world and that includes every fiber of your being. Throughout the Bible God informs of his power over sin and circumstance. Job was rewarded greatly for not disobeying God throughout his suffering. Paul through his suffering brought hope and love to the early church. We must trust in God’s promises and his plans for us and in doing so he one day may bring peace, hope and love to our situations.
In Joshua 1:9,
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
And in Philippians 4:6-7,
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
So let us remember how powerful God is and how despite the worries, we have a pillar of support that is Jesus to guide us, to keep us safe and to take us through the storm as long as we trust in him.