Reminder – manschool has been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the virus.
I talked to Bart Hanson today at Ransomed Heart. He’s been going across the country visiting with supporters and his report was encouraging . The folks he’s talking to are calm and at peace. They know God is in control of this and that none of this is a surprise to the LORD. Bart reiterated what I’ve been feeling all week – that this virus is a fabulous time to spread the Gospel. Many of the people you know are hanging on by a thread swamped with worry. Fear is running rampant. Fear is a foul spirit and it is doing a ton of damage but in that damage, there is a wide-open door for God to move.
Brothers, you possess a peace that surpasses all understanding. You possess an inner strength, forged in fire, that your faith has given you. That is a precious commodity these days. Those around you need your strength. Your co-workers who are freaked out about their 401k or worried about their job or fearful of the virus need the calm and strength that you can give. That strength is from God and they will see it. They will ask you about it and you will have an incredible opportunity to explain to them why it is you are not fearful. A recent study asked Americans “Being realistic what are the things you think can control in life?” After studying the responses, it was determined that we actually can control only about 15% of those things we “think” we control. It is times like this that we realize just how little “control” we have over anything in this life.
But we don’t have to worry over the things we can’t control. We know where our peace rests. We know the assurance of Jesus. We know the price He paid our freedom.
Rejoice! Smile. Reflect the light of God’s glory in this dark world spinning out of control. We have hope, eternal hope and it is glorious.
With clear eyes and a full heart, we cannot lose.