Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I hope you miss me as much as I miss you. I realize that God is in control, but it is still difficult to imagine the deaths and heartache going on all over the world. They tell us we are on the path to recovery. I know you are praying for an end to this pandemic and I encourage you to keep the faith and keep on praying.
Remember that Jesus is our Rock. Thank Him daily for His continued presence and care. 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (NKJV). We can get through these crazy times. Just remember, Philippians 4:12-13, “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (NKJV). When things get a little tight and frightening, remember, Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (NKJV) or quote Psalm 27:1, The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? (NKJV).
As we go through these difficult times we must put our complete trust in God for wisdom and strength. Note these scripture passages. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (NKJV). Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (NKJV). Or Psalm 112:6-7, “Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord” (NKJV) and lastly, Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint” (NKJV). I hope these passages of scripture will be of help to you in the days to come. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (NKJV).
The staff prays for you on a daily basis and I hope you will pray for the staff, deacons and Bible teachers, as well. If you have a prayer request, please email your request to me, email@example.com. I pray that you will be tuning in Sunday morning at 11 am for worship (youtube.com).
Standing on His Promises,