We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.Martin Luther King Jr
Driving through the once known busiest freeways of Houston,Tx I could sense a tremendous level of fear throughout the city. It is to no ones surprise that uncertainty and fear lies within us all as we are witnessing an unprecedented circumstance as COVID-19 makes its calamitous introduction to the world.
It is inevitable to be sensitive through what the world is currently experiencing. I watched an older man report live from Italy, and could not help but to feel the helplessness he transmitted in his voice. You could see fear’s reflection in his eyes looking upon the empty streets of Italy as if he desperately waited for an answer.
Across the world most rely on social isolation as a preventative solution. Cases of victims increase daily, death toll rises while researchers explore for a vaccine. However, this post is not geared to highlight fear or focus on the evident, but to increase faith in our hope that this will pass. Not having quick answers at our finger tips somehow inclines us to search for a higher power.
Through this contagious pandemic, God remains sovereignly graceful and present to those who seek and rely on the assurance of his peaceful presence. We turn to God not as a last resort, but as our strong tower when all around us the visible becomes inconsequential. Transparently mortal we stand left only relying on the invisible, immortal and Devine God.
NOW faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.Hebrews 11:1
It is in times like these we cling to God’s hand more than ever. When we are left without answers, our NOW type of faith proves that our hope in God is not irrelevant, but inevitable. We hope to get past this, but our hope does not stand alone. Hope stands with faith. Hope does not stand with any type of faith, but with a NOW kind of faith.
A NOW type of faith in hope is confidently believing with assurance in the God we cannot see. It is the God we cannot see that will see us through the invisible threat that intimidates the world. Our victory depends on a NOW faith in our hope through COVID-19.
Im sure last Sunday was a record breaking online streams of churches hosting live services. Im sure next Sunday’s numbers will not fall short in comparison. If you find yourself in panic and fearful, I encourage you to tune in to one of the many online churches that will be contagious with a NOW type of faith streaming live on-line. All collectively increasing our hope through the uncertain season we are currently living.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.Hebrews 6:19