Fresh Hope – 31st March 2020

Less than one hundred days into the year 2020, no-one would have imagined at the start of the year that in order to save and protect yourself and those around you, we’d all have to stay away from each other.

It may start to feel like the world is falling into an abyss with no end in sight, and the threat that’s greater than the Coronavirus to the wellbeing of thousands of families is the anxiety, stress and fear of losing their livelihoods, family members and friends.

The pandemic has the potential to kill you spiritually and mentally without even coming close to you physically. As we remain isolated in our homes, only allowed to travel to stock up on the essentials, there is one essential part of our lives that we shouldn’t neglect.

Isolation in our homes should not become isolation from God. Only by remaining connected to Him can we raise our faith as a shield around us.

His Word is as relevant, as alive, as powerful, and as unchanged today as it has been throughout the ages.

It is reassuring and comforting to know that God did not make a promise to a small group of people in the past, but to everyone who calls on the name of Jesus in times of trouble.

And when you call on Him, He promises to give you peace which can’t be understood in the midst of anxiety and distress.

To restore joy where there is sadness and weeping.

To restore a sense of security when the path ahead is dark because He is a lamp to guide our feet.

To reassure us in knowing that whatever was meant for evil, He will turn it for good.

Psalms 94:17-19 says

“If the Lord had not been my help, I would soon have dwelt in [the land of] silence. If I say, “My foot has slipped,” Your compassion and loving kindness, O Lord, will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comforts delight me.”

Jesus knows what you need even before you ask Him, and He is always close enough to reach out for you when you feel like you’re sinking. 

Hope is still here.

Noble Mudenha

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