When bad things happen, people often wonder ‘where is God?’. If you are ever in doubt of God’s continuous presence and assistance, remember these words…”The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
God is at work right now through the many people all over our world that are fighting a global pandemic called COVID-19. We can see the courage and determination of Jesus in the many healthcare workers and emergency response personnel fighting to protect and save the lives of our people. We can see Jesus in the wise, prudent guidance of governments working hard to safeguard lives by promoting social isolation to halt contagion. We see Jesus in every act of kindness and charity that helps someone know that they are not alone and that they have someone to count on.
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1
I am hopeful that in this time of global crisis that faith in God will flourish and that souls will come to find strength and hope in the power of God.
Humility often triumphs over arrogance when people begin to realize that our human might is not so mighty after all.
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
We are fragile human beings but God is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipresent (always present). God will answer our prayers if we come to him with humble and contrite hearts.
“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” Psalm 51:17
I encourage you at this time of great global need to make prayer a TOP PRIORITY. With Church services and Masses suspended in so many parts of the world, know that God is still near! Draw close to Jesus for He wants to comfort you. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
All over the world Christians are uniting at the Hour of Mercy (the Time Jesus died for us, 3pm) to remember the Passion of Christ and pray for the mercy of Our Lord Jesus upon souls. We call this prayer movement A Peaceful Revolution in the Name of Jesus Christ. That’s what our world needs, a peaceful revolution, peaceful radical change through the grace and power of Our Saviour Jesus Christ. We need to turn away from sin, entrust our lives to Our Lord Jesus and do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
God will answer our prayers for healing if we humble ourselves, trust in Jesus and turn away from sin.
Remember God’s promise
“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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Many churches have closed their doors but God is not distant! God is knocking on the door of all hearts longing to come in, longing to be trusted, longing to be loved! Have a very special time with God on Sunday by reading His Holy Word in the Bible and praying for all souls. Invite Jesus into your heart to bring healing and inspiration.
Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20 Jesus will feed our souls with His Holy Spirit. All we have to do is open the door to our hearts through repentance and Jesus will restore our souls and our lives.
Let us be respectful of the guidance we are being given by our global leaders for God is using them to try to halt this contagion and restore our global health and prosperity.
We are being tested now, but people of faith with God in our hearts we will rise up to this challenge and this time of trial will be overcome with patience and trust and love in Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Words of Jesus: Matthew 28:20
Please learn more about A Peaceful Revolution in the Name of Jesus Christ here. Let us be One Body of Christ united in prayer, in remembrance of the Passion of Christ and in the infinite love of Our Saviour Jesus Christ every day at the Hour of Mercy, the Time Jesus died for us, 3pm.