Probably we cannot say it enough times. There is no-one like our God. There is no comparison with any other god. He is so great and so worthy of praise and adoration.
‘How great You are, Sovereign Lord! there is no-one like You and there is no God but You as we have heard with our own ears.’ Samuel 7:22
‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God.’ 1 John 3:1
I love the word ‘lavished’. It sounds so generous. God hasn’t given to us grudgingly but lavishly. He’s given so much and so many gifts. So that we could be called the ‘children of God.’ Awesome.
At these times everyone is suffering. No-one is exempt. If we could imagine ourselves in other people’s shoes, we could think where their hurt is and who is hurting. Then seek them out and encourage them. Where we are hurting, by helping others, it will help ourselves.
‘Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
‘A cord of three strands is not easily broken.’ Ecclesiastics 4:12
As we are all having to distance ourselves from others at the present time, we realise the importance of working as a team. We pray for the time when we will have more interaction with others.
If we are alone in these times, life will be difficult. We are meant to be in groups and families. People who have no family of their own, can belong to God’s family as part of the church.
‘Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour.’ Ecclesiastes 4:9
More and more I’m finding the importance of perseverance. Maybe we commit to contacting someone regularly, but then we forget or are too busy. This means no perseverance. What about the promise we made to read the Bible regularly? It becomes too difficult and we stop. Perseverance is continuing when things are difficult.
‘If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.’ John 15:7
In the struggles do we sometimes forget the power of our God? Do we bring Him down to our level with our worries? At this moment I am looking at a book with 2,171 pages and every page proclaims His greatness.
‘I know whom I have believed and am convinced that He is able to guard what I’ve entrusted to Him for that day.’ 2 timothy 1:12
I’m not sure where your country is in recovering from the corona virus but we can take heart. We do not need to despair, God is with us whatever our circumstances. He know all about the situation and He is more than capable to cope with any crisis.
‘Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.’2 Corinthians 4:16
Life is difficult; times are hard but hang in there. It will pass and all our present problems will be worth our reward.
‘For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.’ 2 Corinthians 4:17
‘The Lord is your shepherd; you will not be in want.’ Psalm 23:1