3. 2Chronicles 7:14: Words from the Great Healer
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“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
I am not suggesting that the coronavirus is God’s judgment on us as a nation, nor on the entire world for its wicked ways. I believe God is far more concerned with our individual hearts than our national and world politics.
This verse reinforces that God wants His people to be humble and dependent on Him. He is the Gentle Healer and the Great Physician. He can heal individually, as well as heal nations physically, economically, spiritually. But He desires we call out to Him for help.
Trust what He is allowing in the world, in your country, in your local community, and in your family, and personal life. And cry out to Him for healing of you and your land.
4. Psalm 32:7: Comforting words about our Protector
While we are practicing isolation from others in order to protect our health and the health of others, God invites us to hide away in Him.
In Psalm 32:7, David sang of his Protector: “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.”
Furthermore, David proclaimed in Psalm 18:2: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
As God is our hideaway who surrounds us with songs of deliverance, surely He can protect us in our current circumstances. God is not interested in being our Santa Claus who only gives us what we desire so we can leave happy and return to Him when we want something more.
He wants our faith, our daily dependence (“Give us this day our daily bread, ”Matthew 6:11), and He wants us to cling to Him. He will allow and at times arrange situations to draw people closer to Himself.
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