How Are You?
Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Having faith in the darkest valley—during a global pandemic, for example—is bold. It’s natural to feel fearful right now, but believers can have a bold faith and hope during a crisis because of who
our God is.
He is never changing, even when our world does. (Malachi 3:6)
He is all-powerful, strong and able to do anything He wills. (Psalm 147:5, Romans 1:20)
He is all-knowing, having knowledge of everything past, present, and future. (Isaiah 46:9–10)
He is faithful and always will be. (2 Timothy 2:13)
And He is so much more. He is beyond what we can conceive in our limited human minds. His purposes and promises are sure, even when we don’t understand them. Even when we aren’t sure where He is or what He’s doing. As Charles Spurgeon said: “God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we
cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”
Again, trusting God and having faith during a pandemic is a bold stance. But do you know what else is bold? Coming before the Almighty God of the universe in prayer. Hebrews 4:16 instructs us:
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in the time of need.”
Come boldly to the God who is unchanging, always faithful, and never caught by surprise. Keep your faith in Him and let the knowledge of who He is calm your fears.
Forward this to someone who needs encouragement for today.
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Daily Scripture Reading
Monday - 1 Samuel 15-16, 1 Chronicles 1, Psalm 39, Acts 11
Tuesday - 1 Samuel 17, 1 Chronicles 2, Acts 12
Wednesday - 1 Samuel 18-19, 1 Chronicles 3, Psalm 59, Acts 13
Thursday - 1 Samuel 20, 1 Chronicles 4, Psalm 56, 57, 142, Acts 14
Friday - 1 Samuel 21-22, 1 Chronicles 5, Psalm 52, Acts 15