If My People….
We are all made in the image of God. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 NIV
And as our forefathers struggled to form a new nation they wrote:
Preamble to the Constitution of the United States
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
For more than 240 years we have prospered and flourished and our nations influence has affected the entire globe yet nobody needs to be told how COVID-19 has changed our lives or how long this pandemic will last, or even to what lengths politicians will exert their power over the people who elected them. Our world has been gripped by a fear of the unknown. For the non-believer it is mind numbing as there is no hope.
Rest assured that God is in control and I don’t say that lightly. Nothing surprises God. COVID-19 did not take him by surprise. For the believer we have the assurance that God will never leave us, nor forsake us and he WILL be by our side, hand in hand or if necessary he will pick us up and carry us through this trial.
That doesn’t mean we sit back and wait for God to do his part without us first doing ours. As believers in Jesus who is the Christ we must strive to enhance our relationship with God the Father, our father in heaven. We do that through earnest prayer and supplication. We ask specifically for God to intervene on our behalf or on the behalf of others. We know that God will answer our prayers, so we must pray EXPECTING God to answer. Be specific, but let it come from your heart.
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
We must learn to trust God both with the little things and with the big things. We must act with faith, even the size of a grain of mustard seed the bible tells us. Ask believing and know that God hears and answers according to his good pleasure. Pray that God will receive all the honor and glory.
God has factored in every contingency in life. He knows what we need and hears us when we pray. God depends upon hearing from us before we make our day-to-day decisions. God knows our wants and when our heart is in right standing with him, nothing is impossible for God. God will be glorified in this worldwide COVID-19 scare.
If you are worried about the election – STOP! The God of all creation is fully able to handle anything that the devil and all of mankind combined can throw at him. God will bring glory to himself from the ashes of this election. Our trust is in God, not man and as I have said before I don’t have all the answers but I know the one who does! – I am the Real Truckmaster!