The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call out to Him in truth.
During this time of concern over the dangers of the coronavirus there has been much said about the virus, and about what we should do.
The purpose of this blog is not to discuss the coronavirus but to turn our focus, our hearts, our minds and our souls to God, Yahweh, the great I AM, the creator and sustainer of all life.
Presented here are words of truth, words of wisdom, words of life and power, presented ages ago through the inspiration of the Spirit of God.
As we review these truths let us remember that they were spoken within a certain context to a specific group of people, yet they reveal absolute truths about the character of God and His love for us both of which remain the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and can be depended upon in today.
- Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
- “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain. . . like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” Hebrews 1:10-12
Read these truths slowly and with much thought. Meditate on them. Think about how these truths bring peace and hope to you at this time. Share these truths to encourage the faith and hope of others. But above all, meditate and believe on these truths that you may know God more deeply, and praise Him.
Our Help Comes from the LORD
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16
God Is Faithful
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. Psalm 138:7-8
For the LORD is good, and His loving devotion endures forever; His faithfulness continues to all generations. Psalm 100:5
He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. Psalm 91:4
For the Word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness. Psalm 33:4
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:13
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He remains faithful forever, Psalm 146:5-6
Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. Psalm 117:1-2
God’s Proven Faithfulness and Love
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Romans 5:8-10
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7
But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:24-25
Food for Thought. Food for Life
There are many truths about God that we can draw strength and life from during this time. We will review more in the days to come. But take your time with these few and let their power work in your mind and heart.
The media of this world will provide much content for you to read, listen to and think about. Do not allow that communication to wash over you and be your focus.
Instead let these truths from God fill you. Let these truths live in you and be your sustenance during these days.
“Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, and to the place where You dwell.” Psalm 43:3