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Covid 19 – The Bible speaks today – Trusting in the Lord in Tier 3

Covid 19 – The Bible speaks today – Trusting in the Lord in Tier 3

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Israel faced death and destruction. It’s people and leaders did not want to hear Jeremiah’s message because it was not goods news. God was not saying what they wanted Him to say.

We do not know if or when Covid 19 will end. We do not know if or when there might be a vaccine and if it will provide full immunity. But God knows the plans He has for us; plans for a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

Jeremiah 17 begins with a warning, but offers words of hope –

vs 5-6: We are cursed if we trust in human beings or in human wisdom. Do not trust in ‘positive thinking’, it is not faith. Jesus never said bad things would not happen to us. Do not turn away from God when bad things happen. Do not allow the devil to have the victory.

vs 7-8: We are blessed if we trust in the Lord. The person who trusts in the Lord is facing the same troubles as those who turn away from the Lord, but their confidence is in God. They will be like a tree planted by a stream. If we are trusting in the Lord we will always produce fruit. We are never a failure in God’s eyes if we are trusting in Him. Our joy and peace is not dependent on there not being a storm. We can have joy and peace in the face of the storm if we trust in the Lord.