There’s also the issue of what’s going to happen? As we struggle to get our mind around what this virus means for our daily lives we can be filled with uncertainty. We don’t know what the future holds.
I know I myself have at times just thought what is going on. I don’t know. I don’t know what the future holds. I don’t know how bad this is going to get. I don’t know when it’s going to get better. I don’t know the future, but I do know the one who does.
I can have somewhat of a plan, but not knowing the future makes me really question that plan. But I do know the one who knows the future and has a plan. In Jeremiah chapter 29:11 he says to us.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to give you peace, not disaster, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
You may be worried about your plans for the future. God has a plan for you. Now when we think of God’s plans we can wonder well what does that involve? Does he like me? Is he going to help me or hinder me? Is he going to hurt me or bless me? Well God tells us that he has plans to give us peace, hope, and a future.
God’s plans for you and for the entire world are good. Now maybe you’re wondering how can I know that is true? How can I really be sure that God is going to bless me? In times like that we just need to look at the cross. From the beginning of creation the Bible tells us that God had planned to send Jesus the Savior. And at just the right time we carried out that plan and he punished Jesus in our place so that our sins are forgiven and we will one day be blessed in heaven with him forever.
A God that cares for us that much, a God that plans that great good for us will certainly watch over us and see us through all trials and difficulties. So we don’t know how bad life is going to get with this virus. We don’t know when it’s going to get better. God does. We can trust that he has a plan for around good to give us peace, hope, and a future because he loved us so much that he sent Jesus.
May God’s plan for you in Jesus comfort you in the difficult days ahead and assure you that he will work all things for your good. Peace be with you, amen.