The challenges of 2020 continue, but our God is able to overcome the enemy and give us the strength to endure. Please keep praying for our country, that we stay safe and strong in the face of the virus, disruptive tensions, and divisive decisions that don’t honor God. We so need His peace more than ever.
I pray for eyes and hearts to be opened to the Lord, and for revival to happen in this land – that many will come to know Jesus as their Saviour.
God bless you.
Just as Covid lockdowns are easing and it seems that life is trying to return to something that looks more “normal,” the George Floyd death in Minneapolis hit the news. Our country has been shaken anew by this unacceptable death and the violent response by rioters and looters that has been widely covered by the media.
We who believe and trust in God need to pray for our country as we lift those who are hurting in prayer. People need the comfort only God can provide: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matt. 5:4
So many need Him. Our country is so lost. Please pray, not only for justice, but for America.
“If My people, which are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
It’s been nine weeks – over two months – since my last post. What an experience each day has been, filled with things I have never seen or done before. I’ve stayed home most days, only venturing out for early-morning shopping during Senior hours. I have missed our son and his family who only live 30 minutes away, but who I had not seen since March 15, until last week. I have missed their hugs, my granddaughter’s giggles, and her brother’s sarcasm. I just miss my life! I imagine that last sentence is echoed across our country, perhaps the world.
However, there have been blessings from these months of isolation as well. I now follow four pastors’ sermons online plus continue to worship with my congregation via Zoom and Facebook live. That never would have happened without the lockdown. I hope you are enjoying one of those pastors, Dr. Kenneth Stevenson’s sermons, on this blog site. He is a fellow author with Deidre’s and my publishing company, Morgan James Publishing. I know I am learning from him every Sunday.
Let me leave you with this thought: Covid-19 didn’t catch God by surprise; He allowed it. However, He has promised to go with us, to be with us through any trouble, illness, or challenges we face. He is God, Emmanuel, Who is “God with us,” and we can trust Him. You are not alone.
This Coronavirus situation is getting more concerning with each news broadcast. As a Christian, I realize that my life and times are in God’s hands : “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven: a time to be born and a time to die . . .
That doesn’t excuse us from risky behavior however. Please follow safe guidelines of avoiding crowds, handwashing, and staying home when you’re ill.
We will get through this virus season just like we have survived others if it’s God’s will. Those of us who know Him never have to worry about tomorrow for He is already there. Be comforted, and stay safe, everyone.