Surviving a Pandemic

One of the laws of God that is as sure as gravity is that God’s ways are not our ways and our thoughts are not His thoughts. God’s ways are as far above our ways as heaven is above the earth. So if this Coronavirus turns into a pandemic, and many thousands of people die, many of whom we might know, how can we survive? Ask a thousand people, and you will get a variety of answers, but almost all of them will be similar to this; buy enough food, toilet paper, bottled water, gasoline, etc and then isolate yourself and wait it out.

Let me show you what God says in Psalms 41:1-3 “How blessed is he who considers the helpless, the needy. The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth. . .The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; in his illness, You will restore him to health.”

Wow, is that really true?? I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, His instructions in how to live life successfully. That means that the person who looks for opportunities to help and serve others instead of looking out for himself will be blessed by God, God will protect him, keep him alive, and will restore him to good health. That sounds like a good deal to me.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you go and buy up all the Handi-wipes at Costco, and then stand on the street corner, and give them away to whomever. But I do think it means that you have a purpose, and that purpose causes you to pay attention all day long, and that you are always looking for opportunities to help and to serve other people who have a need in a time of crisis. That would be risky from man’s point of view, but living by faith in God and in His Word is always risky,that is why it is called faith.

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