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God is faithful and can be trusted, no matter what happens.

Please pray for the situation – especially for God’s Wisdom and direction for the leaders of our nation and around the world.

1.    Keep your focus on God: We each have a key role to play in encouraging, informing and looking after those around us.

2.   Be wise. We each must take steps to protect ourselves and those around us. It is the simple things like properly washing our hands, and practicing social distancing that will make a huge difference.

3. Stay up to date.  The latest news from the Department of Health is available here

John 14:27 (Jesus speaking) “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid“

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He Has it Covered

How strong is your faith in these troubling times? Come on, with this whole Corona virus thing unfolding – hey, people are dying … will you catch it too? How strong is your faith?

I read this recently on Facebook: The way we deal with uncertainty lets us know whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff.

It’s pretty confronting. Look I know the Corona pandemic is serious. And yes we should be taking sensible precautions.

Still, some people will lose their livelihood. Some people will get sick and yes, some people will die. That’s the reality.

And yet, God wrote down every one of your days before any of them ever existed. Today, tomorrow, next week, next month.

None of this is any surprise to Him. And He has it all covered. From this day, through to your very last day on this earth.

He has it covered. So yes, be sensible but don’t be afraid.

It’s Time to Shine

I guess we’re all at the point of adjusting to a new normal. A normal of social isolation. A normal where many people are withdrawing into their shells amidst this COVID-19 pandemic.

Yep, people are doing it tough – from a health and safety perspective and financially as well. Life as usual has been profoundly disrupted and it’s not very pleasant, wherever you live, whatever your circumstances.

And yet in Christ, we have hope. Now, you and I might say, “I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow.” But that has no absolutely no impact whatsoever on whether indeed it’ll rain tomorrow or not.

But when God uses that word “hope” in the Bible, He means “certain hope” – a rock-solid, done deal kind of hope.

Writing to a bunch of Christians who at the time were suffering horrendous trials … Peter writes this:

1 Peter 3:15,16 Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence.

As you and I draw close to Jesus during these difficult times, He blesses us with a certain hope in Him; with a peace, with a joy in the face of adversity that to many of those around us simply doesn’t make sense.

It’s time to let that hope shine out of you. Let others see it. And when they ask you why you have this warm and peaceful countenance about you, tell them. Tell them about Jesus.

Don’t Be Afraid

Let’s be honest. This whole Corona virus thing has a lot of people rattled. The world’s in panic mode. So, deep down inside, how are you handling it?

When all you hear in the news is how bad things are … stock markets crashing, retirement savings evaporating, businesses folding … it’s easy to go with the flow. It’s easy to let panic set in.

Yeah, we know that God is in control, well, at least in theory. We know that we should have more faith, but, well … you know …

King David faced more than his fair share of threats. But right when He was in fear for his life, this is what he discovered:

I sought the Lord, he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

With all my heart, I believe that that’s what God is saying to you today. Seek the Lord. He will answer you. He will deliver you from all your fears.