The situation we are in right now because of the coronavirus is not pleasant. On the contrary, it saddens us, worries us and makes us feel a lot of anguish. Today I read a verse in the Bible that encouraged me a lot:
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
One of the things that personally worries me the most is the life of my children (now I understand my mom a little more, I now understand why she always told me to take care of myself, get well, etc.) Every day I have tried to talk to my children about this situation. I’ve tried to explain what’s going on. My oldest son understands much better than the younger ones. On the other hand, Samuel who is only one year old doesn’t even know what we are going through. It’s amazing to see their trust in the people who care for them (their parents), they don’t see this as a big problem. In the same way, we should see God like this and trust in what He has prepared for us. I don’t mean that we live ignoring what is going on or not paying attention to things. I think we should focus on seeing God and trusting in Him.
During this time I have prayed more to God, asking him to help me see the need of the people and help them as much as possible. The Lord has shown me that one way to help people is by telling them that God loves us and that He sent his son to die for us. Because of this, I began to speak of God with the people he has put closest to me, my children. And I have been able to recall with them some verses from the Bible that encourage me right now. One verse that has come to mind a lot is:
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I have told my children that once we believe that Christ saves us from our sins, we will be with Him for eternity and there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love. With this I have reminded my children that the worst thing that can happen to us is not to die, the worst thing that can happen to us is to die without God.
If you do not know God, I encourage you to seek Him because as I mentioned, the worst thing that can happen to you right now is to not recognize Christ as your personal savior.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”