As I write this, our nation and our world is caught up in the increasing presence of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Some have chosen to deal with it by using humor to remind us to wash our hands (see it here) while others have begun frantically stocking up on shelf-stable essentials like rice, beans, and toilet paper. It has become, for many, the greatest concern of our day. Partially in response to the Coronavirus' spread the US Stock market have taken historic losses, adding financial concerns to health concerns. Colleges across the nation have suspended physical classes and required students in residence to return home and finish the classes online. Parts of our nation have had governments requesting people to stay in home, limiting any gatherings - including for Sunday Worship.
It would be easy to look at all that is going on and become fixated on what feels like a world that is rapidly spinning out of control. It shouldn't cause us to doubt God's sovereignty or His power. Instead, we should turn to His word as we are reminded that our hope is not in any system that is made by man, but in the name of the Lord our God. As a friend once said in a sermon some trust in (fill in the blank), but we trust in the name of the Lord our God!
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May He send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!
May He remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices!
May He grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!
Now I know that the Lord saves His annointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
with the saving might of His mighty right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.
O Lord, save the king! May he answer us when we call.