21st. March 2020
Yesterday, I received many messages from family and friends warning me of the worsening Covid-19 situation in our beloved country. Another type of message called for adequate preparation for food and other basic essentials. Of course, repeated reminder of, “DON’T GO OUT.
I thank God for Proverbs 21.31
“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are from the Lord.”
This verse tells me to “LOOK UP” in faith to our Almighty God and totally dependent on him for safety, for deliverance, for protection, and for victory. Never underestimate what God can do in the worst situation.
Here, King Solomon is advising his son. Yes, you have the best horses from Egypt. They are well trained and prepared for war.
But don’t put all your trust in these war machines. Because the victory rest in the Lord. Safety and deliverance come from Him.
Today, we are all fighting this pandemic Covid-19 worldwide. This is more alarming and threatening our sense of peace and security. Yes, we must do all the preparation we possibly can to protect ourselves and others, but we must trust God for the deliverance.
Please read Psalm 33.17.22
Lord, help us to keep our eyes on you. Forgive us for we depend on our “horses” more than we depend on you. We are frightened by the negative reports of each day. We are frightened by this unseen enemy. Lord, come and be our Deliverer from this pestilence. Teach us to wait upon you and fear you. Thank you Lord, you are our help and our shield. Grant us faith to trust in you and not in the undependable “horses” of today.
Lord, we bring before all our essential workers still hard at work away from their home. Protect them in the places where they work. Grant them wisdom and strength to serve with the joy of the Lord.
Lord, we commit all our loved ones working or studying in different parts of the world. Keep them under your wings, and protect them from all evil and harm.
Lord, we have you and we have nothing to fear. Thank you. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Pastor Isaac Yim