We truly find ourselves in unprecedented times in the history of earth! What has always just been the stuff movies are made off has suddenly become a reality. Big Brother has shut us down!
To think that one small virus has caused a global pandemic, crashed economies, shut down travel between countries, caused hundreds of thousands of death and essentially locked people all over the world into isolation. Never in my wildest dreams!
It is very easy to slip into a state of despair and even give in to depression, but we have the Good News to sustain us!
Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me [to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19)
Now look at Paul’s letter to the young preacher Timothy, “Preach the Word of God urgently at all times, whenever you get the chance, in season and out, when it is convenient and when it is not. Correct and rebuke your people when they need it, encourage them to do right, and all the time be feeding them patiently with God’s Word.” (2 Timothy 4:2).
The fact is that despair is all around us, but the truth is that Jesus can make a difference! The fact is that the world is in uncertain uproar, but the truth is that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Let us not fall into the fear-ensconced trap of the enemy, but let us stand on the Word of the Lord and bring hope and peace to the world.
On Episode 107 of the Faith Today Live broadcast, Mark T Barclay encouraged us to pick up our own stones, just like David did when he went out to confront Goliath. Our five stones are:
- The Name of Jesus
- The Blood of Jesus
- The Word of God
- The Armor of God
- Praying in the Holy Ghost
Be encouraged! God will see you through!