For the same reason, the Bible is the most powerful weapon in the universe, it is also our greatest source of hope and comfort. It is the Word of God.
These are no doubt perplexing and troubling times for all. I’ve received countless messages and have met with men and women of every denomination young and old that have expressed an overwhelming feeling of ‘being alone’. Not in the physical sense of isolation but spiritually and I completely understand it.
The absence of regular worship, Bible study, and fellowship with believers have left many without what the body of Christ needs most of all. Spiritual edification and nurturing to prepare and equip the body of Christ for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Since COVID19 came on the scene nothing has been normal especially how we worship. For many, fear, lockdowns, and the endless stream of uncertainty have pushed the pause button on spiritual growth. COVID19 has so dramatically changed every aspect of a believer’s life, not just in how we worship, but even how we exist in the world.
But God hasn’t Changed…He Will Never Leave Us… We are Never Alone…
Trust in His promises. We are members of the body of Christ, His possession, blood-bought, sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise as the guarantee of our inheritance (our new glorious body). Nothing can change our eternal destiny which is with our Lord and Savior in glory.
There is no greater source of comfort for Christians than reading God’s Word. There are so many encouraging passages to turn too in the context of this post but Hebrews 13:5-6 and 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 fit perfectly and will provide the encouragement and edification needed in view of current events.
Ultimately, we are promised persecution and difficult times but we are also promised; God is always with us.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”