Perhaps one of the things making people the most anxious through this coronavirus pandemic is “fear of the unknown”. Scientists and medical experts freely admit there is still much to learn and a panicked public hangs on to their every word looking for hope and for concrete answers. In a similar fashion, death and what is beyond it cause many to have the same fear of the unknown yet as Easter approaches remember that is what Jesus’ resurrection has dealt so convincingly with !
If you have truly been saved you know what I mean, you KNOW the salvation of your soul is a very real deal. You KNOW the evidences He has given to you when you made that critical decision. Yet you cannot prove it to someone else, this is God’s way: each person must place their faith in Christ ! The writer of Hebrews put it this way, “But without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him, for, and He that cometh to God MUST believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Heb.11:6). So once you do place your faith in Him, no longer in you and your ideas and your meager attempts to appease a perfect, holy God, God is THEN a “rewarder” to YOU. The Greek word speaks of a person who pays you wages. You do what’s REQUIRED of you and then you receive what should legitimately be given. God also tells us in Acts 17:30 “. . .but now God COMMANDS all men everywhere to repent” ! God gives us all a free will so we can obey Him or not but He is expecting us to repent just as that thief did who did end up in heaven ! When we do sincerely admit to Him we are a sinner and ask His forgiveness and ask Him to be our Savior it is then that the fears we have can convincingly start to be quelled !! This is part of God’s personal reward to YOU !!!
Maybe you were a germaphobe prior to this pandemic and now you are truly freaking out, maybe you worry about money to pay the bills, keep your home, or you are really fretting about your family and how ever will they make it, will they get sick, when if ever will we have church again, and the list can go on and on and on ! If you have been saved there is no need to stay worried for God is in charge of things and YOU are His child and the special object of His love and concern. In fact He is at work right now and doing something glorious though we may not see it as yet ! I heard this phrase years ago but it so bears repeating at this time, “I may not know what the future holds, but I KNOW Who holds the future” !!! Do you KNOW Him? And if you do, take a moment today to call someone and help alleviate their fears by reminding them that God is the answer to ANY fear of the unknown any of us may have !!!!!