Proverbs 3:25 Don’t fear sudden danger or the ruin of the wicked when it comes.
What a shemozzle this month is turning out to be. Life as we know it has been cancelled and put on hold. The world is full of fear and is responding to that fear with ridiculous antics. The worldwide reaction to an infectious virus is driving governments and health-care providers to respond with an overabundant amount of information. There is a helter-skelter, minute by minute, broadcasting of uncertainties, rather than giving actual and knowledgeable answers. The problem is, you don’t know what you don’t know. Therefore, they end up reaching for answers that are reactionary to the moment. Prov. 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes. 26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Whenever we read historic events of past plagues and pestilences invading the old world populations, we often ridicule these people as simpletons because of their ignorant response to the events they lived through. We sometimes mock the answers they came up with to divert the diseases from their homes. Potions, spells, and special dances were used to ward off the evil that was upon them. This is often seen as folly by our so-called advanced society.
Well, it may be that in a hundred years from now, when people are reading our historic reaction to this now present virus, and its effects, they will most likely laugh their heads off. At that time, a student in university might write a thesis on the mental effects that caused the hoarding of toilet-paper. Questions will be asked about the overreactive fear that was in people’s hearts. Their observations might focus on the resulting racism that had spread much faster than the virus. 2 Tim. 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I’m not a disease expert in any way, nor am I in any medical field of learning. However, like most people, I believe we should take precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading a virus that causes a respiratory tract infection. We should do the same for all influenzas and transmittable sicknesses. What we should not do, is lose our commonsense and faith in God’s ability to lead us through the hard times of life. Isa. 43:2 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.
Praying and asking God for help would be more productive than speculating on whether this whole thing is a government conspiracy for eliminating a segment of the world population. Believing God’s promises of healing would make more sense than believing all the hype and prognostications being put forth as reliable information. Jer. 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Yes, the whole world is in a shemozzle right now, but they who know their God will do great exploits. If ever there was a time we needed God’s healing peace, it is now. We do not have to fear. We need to be in Christ and proclaim the blessings and promises God gave us. Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Yes. Lord, remind us of your greatness, and that you are the King of kings, Lord of lords, and sovereign over all governments. Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Give us your peace and understanding during this time of uncertainty. Heal our land and the people in it. We ask this in Jesus name!