Greetings on a Sunday morn and what has become a season for Digital Fellowship,
On Friday, I started my “10 Resilient Responses to Chaos and Quarantine” with a very practical concrete step. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, it is chock-full of vital information. You can check it out here: Resilient Response #1 The Need for ALL Emergency Information and Documents to Be Updated and In Order!
Today, I want to swing to the opposite side of the practical-concrete-pendulum and shift from the natural to:
Resilient Response #2 How To Fight the Coronavirus in the Supernatural!
For so many of us, when we feel overwhelmed, fearful or anxious, we turn to our faith and sacred beliefs. For me, that is a 45+ year relationship with my God who calls himself the “God of all comfort” and tells us to come boldly before the throne of grace where we can obtain mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.
One of the new rituals my husband and I have added to our daily lives has already proven to be a powerful antidote in our fight against this virus: a morning reading, memorization, meditation and prayer of Psalm 91.
Here are the first six verses:
Whosoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest under the Shadow of the Almighty.
We will say of the Lord, “You are our refuge and our fortress;
Our God in whom we trust.”
Surely you will deliver us from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
You will cover us with your feathers and under your wings we will find refuge.
Your faithfullness is our shield and our rampart.
We will not fear the terror by night
nor the arrows that fly by day.
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
The entire chapter is powerful, though I personally am skipping memorizing verses 7 and 8, as I don’t feel they are applicable. We are seeing thousands succumb to this virus and it includes both the wicked and the righteous. God-fearing folks don’t get a free pass, not in a world where the enemy of God and the “prince and power of the air” has a sole objective to “kill, steal and destroy.”
The remainder of the Psalm ends on a high note with promises of a long life. THIS is our prayer for our family and friends. Though we are facing a painful and scary time, we can pray in confidence against this unseen but familiar enemy. No matter how bad it gets, and I woke up to read headline-after-headline of a World in peril, we have chosen to battle in the spirit. Everyday we will cry out to God for MERCY and for the eradication of this plague released upon the Earth. We will do all that we can in the natural and the supernatural to defeat COVID 19!
“Yet there is one ray of hope: his compassion never ends. It is only the Lord’s mercies that have kept us from complete destruction.Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day.” Lam. 3:22-23
For A BIGGER DOSE OF RESILIENCE and a way to help, I am discounting my book and Inspirational Cards by 10% and sending additional dollars to Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Area of Greatest Need Fund. (Books are available immediatley but I need to check my inventory on the cards. I will let you know in the next day or two).
As always, praying you find a new mercy today and everyday,
I particularly love this verse: “We will not fear the terror by night nor the arrows that fly by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” Courage, faith and prayer, our best tools for this time!