13 Apr The truth you need to hear
The voices are many. Facebook friends. Political pundits. Opinionated family members. Even our own thoughts.
These voices can murmur worries, shout frustrations and whisper lies.
For a moment, let’s tune them out and tune in to some truth. We asked some of our EP authors this question:
How do you find peace in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis?
We were delighted (but not surprised) to see their answers full of scripture. They’ve tuned into the truth. Let’s join them:
Dr. John Fesko says:
“I try to remember that we are not the first Christians to suffer—whether David in the Psalms or John the Baptist in Herod’s prison—God has been faithful to his people through Christ in times of plenty or want. Romans 8:29-39 helps remind me to look upon all of my life through the lens of God’s love in Christ.
A second thing resonates in my mind, namely, the first question and answer of the Heidelberg Catechism: “What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.”Faith Cook says:“As I read accounts of Christian men and women who have faced and overcome difficulties of enormous proportions in the past, I am encouraged to remember that their God is our God. He will not forsake us but will protect and strengthen us in the difficulties we are presently facing us, will deliver us from fear and lead us safely onward.”– Faith CookSharon James says:“The Lord Jesus is seated at the Father’s right hand and must reign until all enemies are crushed (1 Cor. 15:25). His death, resurrection and ascension have secured victory over sin and all the results of the Fall (including sickness and death). God’s promises are sure. The earth will be filled with the knowledge of his glory as the waters cover the sea (Hab. 2:14; Isa 11:9). His gracious plan to bring those of all people groups into his Kingdom will prevail. Every event of history is woven into that grand purpose of grace.”– Dr. Sharon JamesElizabeth El Mostain says:“Jesus told us not to worry about tomorrow. God has promised, ‘your strength will equal your days.’ (Deut 33:25) Whatever we face today – loneliness, financial insecurity, keeping our children busy during the confinement, risking our lives to care for the sick or battling Covid-19 itself, we can look to God to give us strength right now. We do not need to worry about what tomorrow may bring but should entrust our lives and the lives of those we love to God. Isaiah wrote, ‘You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD for ever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.’ (Isaiah 26:3-4)”– Elizabeth El Mostain