If you have access to any type of media, you have been inundated – perhaps overwhelmed – by the news of the coronavirus outbreak, political upheaval both here and abroad, and the historic plunge of the stock market. It’s enough to make anyone concerned – if not downright afraid.
It would be easy to share some platitudes:
- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm
- It’s always the darkest just before dawn
- Take the lemons and make lemonade
While they might make for interesting signs or tee-shirts, they don’t mean much when your heart is racing with fear, your gut is tied up in knots, and you are wondering how any of this is going to end up being “OK”.
What’s a Christian to do – for themselves and for others? The good news is we serve a LIVING God. He doesn’t serve up feel-good platitudes – but real answers to navigating a world that often feels it has gone off the rails.
He cares about us. So much that He sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to dies for our sins, to cover our unholiness with His righteousness, and to live for us and through us. No greater love has ever been shown to mankind.
He is with us, through all times and all circumstances. ALL times and ALL circumstances.
He wants us to communicate with Him, and He communicates with us – through scripture, through prayer, through the Holy Spirit, through interaction with other believers. His door is always open to us.
He will not fail us. The world will. Stock markets will go up and down. Diseases and disasters will come and go. He never leaves to walk alone through life’s circumstances.
This is just a blog post and there is not enough room here to go into all the facets of a relationship with the living God. Please join us on Sunday to more gain a deeper understanding of God’s love and faithfulness through prayer, study, and fellowship. We invite you to participate in our Bible Study groups, our Small Groups, and our opportunities to serve one another and the larger community.
Times may be uncertain – but God is not.