Amidst the Pandemic – Is God in Control?

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

This is one of the bible verses that can encourage us during this difficult phase in our lives. Many of us feel so desperate, so low, so worried of the lives, of the businesses, of the work and a lot of challenges that we should manage and it is nothing but normal. But at the end of the day, we always run into one God and why are we doing this? Because we know that He is the only one we could trust. We could do nothing apart from Him and that He is the only one who is in control.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

“Be strong… We can make it!” Easier said than done. Yes, whenever we heard news from here and there about the lives that had been gone because of the Corona Virus, suddenly we felt so afraid. Our hearts started to tumble down. We started to think about our health, the safety of the ones we love and yes this is good but sometimes or even most of the time, these things keep our minds restless. We often forget one thing.. That we should and must lift up everything to God… everything that our hearts desired especially in coping this so-called virus. God in his Mighty Name will always know what is good for us and will never ever leave us during our struggles.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved,
for you are my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)

As the pandemic evolving through phases, difficulties, struggles that we are facing, maybe God wants us to do something that is very important… something that we often missed doing.. that instead of dwelling with anxieties, we should reflect over the challenges this Corona Virus gives us…. A time to pray constantly, a time mostly for families and loved ones, and a time to Know Him more and Trust Him with all our hearts….. Let us heal our hearts so as we could help heal our land. Stay safe everyone!

Written by Shyla N. Urdaneta

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