1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 NKJV
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Despair, fear, uncertainty; that’s what many are going through because of the pandemic that’s hit the globe. The news updates are filled mostly with negative news of how many more people have been infected, how many more people have died, another city or country has gone into a lock-down, people have lost their jobs and these are not very encouraging news. In fact they are the kind of news that leads one down the pit of fear and anxiety.
In this season what are you and I sons of the most high God to do? What kind of news should we bear as believers?
We should be the voice of hope and encouragement. The voice of love and reassurance that God has not forgotten nor abandoned us and he is not out to destroy us. We should be the voice that guides people back to our God to remind them that he loves us and he has a good plan for our life if only we trust him. The voice that reassures them that this too will pass and greater days lay ahead.
This is not the time for us to keep quiet or succumb to fear as though we do not know our God. This is the time for us to speak life and be a source of encouragement like a brook of fresh cold water on a hot day.
As a believer spend time in Gods presence and in His word. Seek his face and then speak life to those around you, to your colleagues and family members. Speak a word of faith a word to encourage a word to inspire and give hope because this too will pass and we who know our God and his nature are convinced that better days are ahead. Speak life.
In this season are you running more to updates or to Gods word?
Are you a voice of fear or encouragement in this season?
Call someone, put a post on social media, speak to someone, do something today to be a source of hope and encouragement.