Hello everyone! I sure hope that your day is off to a good start! As I’ve been sitting here in my office …listening to some music, God began to lead me to a beautiful Bible verse of hope; that is found in Isaiah 43:2…and we read… “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
You know…times like these can make us wonder where Jesus is. All we seem to be experiencing right now is suffering and death…and a situation that seems to have no end. Moments like these can become so overwhelming; that before we realize it…we find ourselves to be more attached to these thoughts of despair, rather than the hope that Jesus longs to offer us…which only makes us feel distant from His presence.
One thing I have truly come to see and experience over my life; is how a circumstance can actually make us believe that what it’s conveying to us will really happen. In other words…the thoughts that come out of these darkened moments…truly do attempt to make us believe that the situation will never get better; so from there, we find ourselves puzzled and confused, while wondering where Jesus is; but that is only because we are choosing to follow after the voice of circumstance.
We must remember that whatever we choose to follow in life; will become the path we walk down….so if we choose to believe the thoughts that are coming out of these darkened moments right now; then this is what will make us feel even more drawn into the circumstance, while making us feel even distant from Christ. I don’t know about you…but I choose to let go of the hand of circumstance; so I can feel the presence of Jesus walking close beside me, until we walk out of the darkened moments of Coronavirus together.
One thing that I have come to understand, through a very difficult life; is that when we choose to seek after Christ, rather than what is taking place around us; then He will be there to go through these troubled times with us…and when we feel as if these moments are about to overtake us; He will be close by…and will not allow them to sweep over us and cause us to drown deep within them.
You know…I think that if we would slow down and think about it; then maybe…just maybe, we would come to see that we are the ones who have made Jesus distant from us…just by the way we are being drawn into what is taking place around us.
As we walk through this day…and the days that lie ahead of us, we need to understand one thing…no disease or nothing else in this world, can ever separate us from Christ…or even rise above the love that He has for each one of us.
Maybe today you are feeling alone, in the midst of what you perceive to be the very worst. May I encourage you today, to seek the Lord with all your heart…for when you do; He will be there…and when you pass through the waters, He will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you…and when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned…for the Lord your God will be with you.
As we close our time together, I pray that your day will be filled with the loving presence of Jesus…and that you will come to see and experience a God that can never be taken down, even by the Coronavirus…Amen!
Have a great day…take good care and know that you are in my daily prayers! See ya soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
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