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Encouraging Thoughts and Biblical Counsel For These Unusual Days
God has all knowledge and all authority...
God has all knowledge and all authority over the natural and supernatural forces of this world. He knows exactly where COVID-19 coronavirus started, and where it’s going next. Neither sin, nor Satan, nor sickness, nor sabotage is stronger than Jesus. While bad things happen in a fallen world our God is at work and can bring hope in the midst of the darkness.
The question is not whether Jesus is sovereign over all things. He is. The question is, with our Bibles open, how are we to understand crises like COVID-19? How can we make sense of difficult times?
“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations” (Psalm 33:11)
Here are a few of our resources that you may find helpful and encouraging:
Do you pray for your faith to increase? Reflections, April 2010.
Stuart McAlpine both teaches about God's character and personality and whets your appetite for more in this 33 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program.
In this 39 minute lecture Dennis Hollinger teaches us about the great need for our faith in times of crisis.
Do we really need others? Do others really need us? What happens when we live our lives in isolation? Knowing & Doing, Spring 2005
We can easily become confused and discouraged in the valleys of life. Reflections, March 2005
Do you ever wonder "What in the world is God doing, what is the purpose in all of this?" Reflections, July 2005
If ever there was a time when believers need to use their minds fully in matters ranging from daily living to our understanding of God, that time is now. Reflections, September 2010.
The Son of God’s humble, trusting, loving, and complete surrender of himself to the will of his Father is the perfect example for us. Reflections, February 2009.
We might think that the antidote to fear is courage, since it is one of the classical cardinal virtues. But, the biblical response to fear is really hope. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2016.