Finally, after a year and a half of the Coronavirus pandemic, there is a glimmer of light and hope. We no longer have to wear our masks as often. We can go out to eat or visit our friends and families. Schools, restaurants and shopping malls are opening up once again.
Professionals say that because we wore our masks, practiced social distancing and received the vaccine, the number of new Coronavirus cases are dropping and the death rate is going down. No one knows for sure how the vaccine will work in the long run, or whether new strains of the virus will be discovered.
Many people, myself included, said that when we were in the worst of the crisis, we wished everything would return to “normal.” At first this viewpoint sounded good, but then I thought about it. “Do we really want things back the way they were?”
No, I told myself. I want the world to be a better place–healthier, happier and more peaceful. We must learn from this terrible disaster and not return to the way it was.
“How is this accomplished?” you may ask. Only by accepting and trusting Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 27:1 it says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-of whom should I be afraid?”
John 8:12 says, “He is the light of the world and our hope.”
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me will not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
When we find ourselves in times of trouble and chaos, the Bible tells us there is hope. In Psalm 62:6-7 it says, “He only is my rock and salvation: he is my defense, I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my salvation, and my refuge, is in God.”
Romans 15:13 says, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
If we are truly trusting in God, we have His light, along with the hope that He will take us through any circumstances. Just as you would walk into a dark room and switch on the light, the darkness goes away when God is present. When we accept Christ and learn to trust and obey what He says, He will light our way.
When we are going through sickness and other hard times, we must learn to trust God. This is done through prayer, reading our Bibles, and having fellowship with other Christians.
The Bible does not say we will no longer have any pain, sickness or troubles, but it does say that God will be there to walk us through them.
So the next time you are going through something tough and you think there is no way out, learn to trust God as our light and hope.
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