Through It All

As the year is starting to come to a close, we will never forget 2020 and the COVID-19 virus.

When I heard last February that something was headed toward the United States – something that had life-threatening capability – I wondered if God had taken His hand off this planet. I was frightened. I still am extremely concerned.

I remember back in March how we were told to put our groceries in a secluded place for three days. We were waiting for the virus to die, in the event it came home to us from the store. We ran around the house disinfecting every surface, and began wearing face masks even while walking outside by ourselves. We prayed that the invisible enemy would not find us. Today, we have relaxed somewhat and in a couple of months life may get back to what we were used to.

It’s been eight months since the plague came, and we stand back surveying the losses this horrible virus brought to the world, and our nation. Even now, as I write this message, statistics show that COVID is not whipped yet. It will take a vaccine to conquer it.

We have encountered a new kind of fear – a fear that our sheltered lives never knew before. The virus has caused us to postpone joyful events, change our regular routines, and wear a mask wherever we go. Almost everything we were used to doing changed in one way or another, while medical science searched for answers, and we prayed to stay safe.

Through it all, I believe we have gained a great deal of wisdom, and learned to put our faith into greater focus. Life that once burned up every ounce of our energy has hopefully settled down with a greater appreciation of time. Through it all, I believe most of us have gained a greater appreciation of our freedoms.

As we look toward to next week and the Election of a President, let us vote with wisdom, and remember that God is always in control no matter what the outcome is. Nothing slips through His hand without His knowledge and permission — not the COVID-19 virus, or the 2020 Election. It is His plan that governs the world and the nations.

I leave you with this verse of Scripture:

“And He (God) changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and He gives knowledge to them that know understanding.”(Daniel 2:21)

God bless you.

4 thoughts on “Through It All

  1. Alan Kearns says:

    This pandemic is a ghastly thing for sure, but we need to beware that it doesn’t shackle us with unnecessary fear. Our confidence is not in worldy plans or vaccines, but in Almighty God.


  2. Mary Cates Author and Freelance Writer says:

    Alan, you are correct about having our confidence in Almighty God. I tend to be a worrier and this pandemic is certainly challenging me to trust God more. I pray for all God’s people throughout the world, that he will protect and bring peace into our troubled hearts. His presence in our lives is what makes the difference. Thank you for your articles and sharing your faith with the world.


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