Ronnie's Point's to Ponder
Psalm 91 (ERV) has brought me back to sanity. The psalm begins with, “You can go to God Most High to hide. You can go to God All-Powerful for protection. I say to the Lord, ‘You are my place of safety, my fortress. My God, I trust in you.’ God will save you from hidden dangers and from deadly diseases. You can go to him for protection. He will cover you like a bird spreading its wings over its babies. You can trust him to surround and protect you like a shield. You will have nothing to fear at night and no need to be afraid of enemy arrows during the day. You will have no fear of diseases that come in the dark or terrible suffering that comes at noon.” (Psalm 91: 1-6)
In the middle of all the hype associated with the Coronavirus, I began to get caught up in the clenches of fear. With every news report, every sad story, every rumor, every prediction, every new case and every death, I lost my way. I guess I put my faith on hold while I surrendered to fear. At some point, I began to believe that I had some of the symptoms. Of course, this was all in my head because I put my faith on hold.
The Holy Spirit gently reminded me of who I am in the Lord and who’s my protector. He reminded me that I have nothing to fear. It does not matter how deadly the Coronavirus has become or how rapidly it spreads, God is our place of safety. The only thing we need to do is to put our trust in Him and believe His Word. We must believe that God will do what He says He will do.” That said, what are you going to believe going forward?
I am not suggesting that we dismiss the precautionary measures set forth by our government. I am recommending that while you follow the recommended guidelines, you stand firm in your faith and believe that God will see you through this storm.
The psalm continues, “ A thousand people may fall dead at your side or ten thousand right beside you, but nothing bad will happen to you! All you have to do is watch, and you will see that the wicked are punished. You trust in the Lord for protection.” (Psalm 91: 7-9)
I hope you will consider reading the entirety of this psalm to find comfort during the wake of the Coronavirus.