Thursday, September 30, 2021

The News May Be Bad, But God Is Good 

Carlie Porterfield in the September 20, 2021 Forbes Magazine wrote an article entitled, “675,000 American Deaths: Coronavirus Now Deadlier Than The Spanish Flu.”  She wrote, “The U.S. reported 675,444 total confirmed coronavirus on Monday according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, surpassing the number of Americans believed to have died during the Flu of 1918 and making the coronavirus the most deadly pandemic in American history.”  While recent data indicate the number of hospitalizations and cases are on the downward trend, the number of deaths still greatly concerns us.


Despite this gloomy report, the Bible tells us not to let our heart be troubled (John 14:1).  Jesus was teaching His disciples and told them that despite the trouble they had in the world, they should have peace in Him because He had overcome the world (John 16:33).  Even the righteous will have troubles, afflictions, and challenges but we can look to the Lord who brings deliverance (Psalm 34:19).  This is not to say that we can all be healed, delivered, and set free in this world but we must know that God is with us even in our challenges.


Terrell Owens, the National Football League player said, “God may not be there when you want him but he is always on time.” We cannot look to our world leaders in any area for our victories, but we can look to Jesus, who began and matures our faith in Him (Hebrews 12:2).  The news may be discouraging but let us put our faith in Jesus who will bring us victory.  


John 14:1

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14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.


John 16:33

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33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


Psalm 34:19

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19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;


Hebrews 12:2

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fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.








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