Trust the Lord

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

As I sit down to begin writing this article my heart is torn. In 26 years I can never remember canceling services because of sickness. I mean if it was just me, someone else would step in. If it was someone else we would pray for them and go ahead and meet.

But here we are. 2020 has placed us in the midst of so much sickness all around us. It seems like no matter what age group it may be they are getting sick. It may be flu like symptoms, stomach issues or a cough that just won’t go away.

It doesn’t seem to matter where you turn someone is struggling with sickness of some type. It is making it difficult to determine what you will and won’t do. We determined that because of the issues being faced as well as the weather change we would not have services on Sunday evening.

As I considered this I was pretty sure that satan was smiling about us not getting together. But one thing we did was to pray for those who were sick and trust that God was going to bring healing to their bodies.

I believe that God can and will work in this time to bring glory to His name! Satan may well think he has us on the run, but I assure you that he doesn’t. We are trusting God to continue to bring about the healing that is needed and the help in this time.

In Joshua 10 you can read about the time when people called for Joshua to bring the army to come and fight for them. He traveled all night to get to them and when he did, he defeated the enemy. They were given into Joshua’s hands by God revealing the way.

  • In 1 Samuel 17:31ff you can read about David and Goliath. It may seem like an old tale, but one thing we know is that God brought the victory. David said in v.41 – “This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you…..” David was going to trust God as he walked to Goliath.

David called Solomon to trust the Lord. In 1 Chron. 28:29 – Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.”

Peter wanted to trust the Lord, but struggled. When Jesus came to him at the Sea of Galilee, Jesus asked him three times if he loved Him. Three times Peter said yes. Each time Jesus told him to take care of those who were His. It was going to be a matter of trust.

Time and again through struggles and trial, people were called upon to trust God and hold to Him in their struggles. It wasn’t easy in any way, but God was with them.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

So whether you or someone you know is going through a struggle with being sick, trust the Lord. Yes, go to the doctor and do what they tell you to do, but trust the Lord to carry you through your struggle. I assure you, He won’t let you down.

JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, there IS something about that name!!

Christ only, always,

Bro. Paul