Today we are living in a difficult situation. Coronavirus has the entire world concerned about health. And not only that but we are concern about the economic implications ahead.
Several acquaintances and family members are already beginning to experience economic implications. Some have started buying rice and beans in bulk, not for hoarding but in preparation for facing the lack of income that is coming. A close friend has been out of work for a month and has had to provide doing sporadic work for his wife and children. I heard of Christian ministries in the United States that have had to lay off their workers because of the current economic storm.
My heart is saddened to hear that there are families who are struggling to put food on the table. I am very concerned about the following months. However, a friend of mine made the following comment:
“We don’t need to fret, not because we have money, or this or that, but because we have God.”
And he quoted the following passage:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday … When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
What great comfort the word of God gives us in this difficult situation that we are experiencing. If you believe in God, if you dwell in the shelter of the Most High, if you abide in the shadow of the Almighty, if you trust him, you have nothing to fear.
The solution to our worry is not in our economic stability or in our reserves because it can vanish from our hands in the blink of an eye. The solution to our fears and anxieties is to dwell in God’s shelter and to put our trust in Him and not in us.
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