I can only imagine the panic inside each of the children of Israel as they faced their impossible circumstances. The Egyptian army was behind them and the uncrossable Red Sea was before them.
Exodus 14:13-14 says, “And Moses said to the people, Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
That was then, this is now. We have the irrevocable gift of peace that dwells within us. Hold onto it. Don’t let it get trampled through the panic of those around you.
Jesus spoke this to His disciples in John 14:27. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Peace is of God, but paralyzing fear is not. Let Paul’s words echo in your mind and reverberate in your heart. Philippians 1:28 says, “And not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.”
Though we are not facing the same kind of enemy as the children of Israel, or Jesus’ disciples as He was getting ready to die, nor of the adversaries in Paul’s day, but we are facing a world wide crises.
The news is filled with fearful dire predictions. We do not have to receive them and take ownership of them. At any moment the Lord is able to turn this whole thing around. If He doesn’t, He will provide a way through.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
This C virus is not a respecter of persons. We are all being baptized in this very real adverse circumstance. We have a Deliverer! We must keep our eyes on Jesus. He will help us to stand, and to keep on standing in this day of evil and fear-producing virus. Don’t let your thoughts escalate, but bring them under control through truth. God is Faithful in all that He does and allows. Look for ways to sow that others may reap eternal life with Him.