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Facing the Current Pandemic and Other Events While Walking in God's Path

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Michael Washington

With COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc around the globe as well as other calamities and conflicts, times like these can ironically help us feel stronger and create a lasting bond with our loved ones. The word of God teaches us that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). When we face trials, we often look for answers trying to adapt to the unpleasant things not realizing the good things are concealed with the proper mindset. The proper mindset is having spiritual discernment (1st Corinthians 2:14) and following the precepts engraved in the words of our loving Father, God concerning the dichotomy of the flesh and His Holy spirit He placed within us (Romans 8:1-17).   As followers, God wants us to evolve and mature spiritually through the worst of times.

God begins His first miraculous work by converting us to the image and likeness of his Son who was and always is perfect. As you grow spiritually and mature in faith, you will be tested which can ultimately build your character and enhance your well-being. By acknowledging this fact, it will provide the true sense of power of God’s Spirit, which will reveal, in your life, the fruits he has promised such as joy, peace, love, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22). These attributes will guide your steps as you face and endure the vestiges of the current pandemic as well as other tremors in your life.

Regardless of the circumstance, the most challenging prospect is maintaining the mindset God requires you to have. God’s word also admonishes us to “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1st Thessalonians 5:18).  To be thankful rather than to complain takes a conscious act of the will and a sacrifice of natural desires. Psalm 107:22 appropriately speaks of this choice “Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.” Resilience is the key, pandemic or not, in the end, you can rejoice in all your troubles and you will be abundantly rewarded.