I don’t know about you, but I got really confused about Covid advice! Every
announcement seemed to contradict the last one.
The truth is, nobody really knows how to deal with something that we have
never seen before. The government and scientists are doing their best to
make sense of a world that has changed beyond recognition.
Planning ahead? Forget it! If you travelled to Spain recently, you were at the
sharp end of that problem… the situation really does change minute by
How does that make you feel?
Confused, insecure, maybe a bit scared?
But God knows exactly what is happening and what will happen next. He knew about all this long before the first person got sick.
“…I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done…”Isaiah 46: 9-10
A lesson from history
Back in around 600BC, a man called Jeremiah was at rock bottom. He was in a besieged city, and he knew that soon it would be destroyed. God had told him to pass this information on to the rulers, but they saw him as a traitor and put him in jail. Yet God was able to assure him that although his nation would be taken captive, they would eventually come back and rebuild the city.
“I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul….Just as I brought all this great disaster on this people, so I am going to bring on them all the good that I am promising them.”Jeremiah 32: 41-42
Hope for the future
Jeremiah did not live to see this happen, but he knew that God would not
break His promise, and Jeremiah himself will see the ultimate fulfilment when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth. Death is not the end for people who trust in God – He will raise them to life in a world where these worries will no longer be a problem.
That is what keeps me positive in these uncertain times.