The world as we know it has changed. The new buzzword ‘social distancing’ has people worldwide confined to their homes in hopes of flattening the curve of the coronavirus. This means many are not only educating their children from home, but many are trying to work from home simultaneously.
Scroll through any social media platform and you’ll likely find friends posting concerns about their pets as their new fur-covered co-workers. However, millions of individuals aren’t as blessed to have the ability to work from home.
To flatten the curve of spreading the virus, officials in some countries, cities, and states have encouraged individuals to stay home, and others have made it mandatory.
Despite these efforts, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world. The World Health Organization declared the virus to be a pandemic on March 11.
A picture of the economic devastation in North America and Europe is beginning to emerge with Goldman Sachs predicting 2.25 million Americans will file for unemployment.
Job loss can leave you feeling vulnerable, worthless, and afraid.
We wonder how we will provide for ourselves and families. One of the most powerful steps we can take is to turn to God, our Yahweh Yireh, meaning the Lord will provide. In the Book of Genesis, Jehovah-jireh or Yahweh Yireh was a place in the land of Moriah. It was where Abraham took his son to be offered to as a burnt offering. Abraham named the place after God provided a ram to sacrifice in place of Isaac.
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. – Genesis 22:14
Provision isn’t a word we think much about until life brings us to our knees. If you’re one of the millions affected financially by the coronavirus, here are six powerful prayers to offer hope:
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