Like every other crisis we have faced before, whether in our personal life or in the community, the first rule of any problem is “do not panic”. Since crisis are a part of life, we all get it in different shapes and forms; loss of job, health challenges, financial turbulence, loss of a loved one, collapse of a relationship/marriage etc.
It’s a fallen world at the moment, the coronavirus pandemic raises existential question, hundreds are dying everyday, there isn’t cure, atleast not yet. Humanity is being crushed like never before, our youths live in despair, our elderly have never been most vulnerable to death. But in the darkest of times, you can experience the peace and the power of God in ways beyond your imagination.
As you read this, before you dismiss it as one of those religious gibberish, do me a favour, please don’t. This is not where I try to prove God’s existence, his existence is not reliant on my ability to prove it, nor is it dependent on your capability to believe it. With that in mind, I want you to pay attention to what am about to tell you, and focus on any crisis in your life, including coronavirus, after all, no matter who you are, where you are or live, rich or poor, this pandemic affects us directly or indirectly. You can beat it with God’s word in Psalm 23, every time you are afraid or overwhelmed by uncertainty, read it out loud, say the words like you mean it, believe in it like you’ve never believed in anything before, don’t panic, you’ll surely feel God’s power at work. It says, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me by quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You,” God, “prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen.