19 Reasons To Praise God During The COVID-19 Situation
God is sovereign
This present situation did not take God by surprise. He foreknew and allowed it. The coronavirus has not dethroned our Lord.
God is good
Because God is not only sovereign but also good, we can be confident that He will use these awful events for His glory and our good.
God is wise
He knows what He’s doing. All this chaos has a purpose and a reason.
Heaven is real
Events like this remind us of how little this world really has to offer. If you are trusting in Christ for salvation, you are promised a far better land that no disease can touch.
The innovation of God’s people
Last Sunday we did three church services over Zoom. It was really neat to see Christians find creative ways to continue to interact with each other.
God still saves
During our Zoom chat, one of Bethany’s younger participants announced that he had accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. God is still saving people.
Christ is still building His church
A lot of events have been cancelled. But Christ’s conquest over hell’s gates continues. His redemptive plan is not thwarted by this virus.
The Spirit is working
The fear of this virus has forced many people to confront issues of life and death. Pray that God will use this to draw people to Himself.
Christians who still want to “meet together”
It would have been really easy for everyone to decide to take a “vacation” from church. I’m so blessed to be a part of a church family that still wants to interact with each other and finds creative ways of making that happen.
We have our Bibles
It’s fine to spend some of your quarantine time streaming shows (Alissa and I started watching Bleakhouse this week). But maybe now might be a good time to spend some more time in God’s Word. As long as we have our Bibles we can still be growing.
We can still pray
On a similar note: how many of us have said we need to spend more time in prayer? Maybe this is a good time to start.
Opportunities to share the hope within us
I’ve been blessed to still be able to work during this situation. I’ve had lots of conversations with unsaved people about this virus and how it affects our daily lives. They are looking to see if we respond with fear or with trust.
Our confidence is in God
In one of his letters to the church regarding this situation, Pastor Doug quoted A.W. Tozer who said that a frightened world needs to see a fearless church. We can be brave because our hope is in God.
We can still edify each other
It’s been so neat to see Christians reach out to one another and continue to disciple each other in the midst of this pandemic. Ephesians 4 is still happening.
A chance to appreciate the little things
How many things are we currently longing for that we took for granted only a few weeks ago. Maybe this will teach us to be a more grateful people.
Opportunity to be with family
Many people are being forced to stay home. Though it’s frustrating and unsettling, it can also be a great opportunity to bond as families.
God is stable when the world isn’t
The world feels like it’s in turmoil right now. Lots of familiar places and events are closed. There is fear in the air. The government is interfering in our daily lives. Many people can’t work. No one knows when this will end. But we still have a God who is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
Nothing can stop us from growing during this crisis. Allow God to use this time to make you more like His Son.