WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
How to Find Peace in Perilous Times
I know what you’re thinking. Recently, every sermon preached, every podcast you’ve heard, every message you’ve watched has been about The COVID-19 also, known as The Corona Virus.
If you are anything like myself, you believed that the Corona Virus would never reach your front door. If you’re anything like my friends, you were buying gas masks, food boxes and getting ready for the apocalypse.
How can we find peace in perilous times? We have the blueprint in our hands, cellular devices, computers, and tablets. In that blueprint, we see great men and women of God who faced similar if not more terrifying situations than this global pandemic.
David, for instance, hid in a cave crying out to God to save his life even after he took Bathsheba from her husband. Samson revealed his secrets to Delilah. He was beaten, tortured and blinded. Yet, he cried out to God and used his last bit of strength to fulfill his purpose.
Jonah ran away from God and ended up in the belly of a great fish. He cried out to God and ended up right where he was meant to be. The Bible states in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
JUST LIKE THAT AND IN THAT ORDER!
The Bible also states in Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Finding peace in perilous times requires our faith, our worship, our repentance and our obedience to the Will of God. It is not as simple as it sounds but with Christ, all things are possible. His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
I’ll leave you with this. Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them". It is time for us as a people to pray, reflect, repent and seek Jesus' face together.
-Tasan, Media Director of OFK Ministries