Isaiah 41:11 “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Grace, mercy, and peace be unto to you from the God who is with us and upholds us in His righteousness.
We face a time of crisis, a time where panic and fear set in easily, a time where the unknown looms over us. And it may be easy to give in to fear, but even in these dark times there is light and there is hope. The world may seem to be spinning out of control, but there is One who is in control. Jesus says to us in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” He is our peace in this time of uncertainty. He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, but to be with us always, to the very end of the ages. And while we may find storms raging in this world, while we may see tribulation and strife, we can take comfort in Him. Again, from the Gospel of Saint John, 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” He has overcome and given us peace in Him, a peace that is ours even in the most difficult of times. He is our Light in the darkness, the light that darkness cannot overcome. So hear Him, find peace in Him.