Dealing With The Coronavirus

John Wooden once said, “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
That is certainly tru now.  We are living in a time of heightened anxiety and concern over the Coronavirus. Schools have been shut. This past weekend many churches had online services as opposed to public gatherings. Restaurants are doing only take-out meals. People are concerned and rightly so.
So, what do we do? We need to do the common-sense things like wash our hands, practice social-distancing etc… But beyond that, what do we do?
In Psalms 61, David was struggling and he prayed, “Lead me to the towering rock of safety,” He was referring to the Lord. Ok, how was this going to happen? It’s a nice verse but, practically speaking, how was David going to be led to the rock that is higher than ?”
David was going to trust the Lord… He was going to do what God told him to do and he was going to trust the Lord for protection. That’s exactly what we must do. ‘We should wash our hands. We should follow all the guidelines the government is laying out for us to follow. Then, we trust the Lord to take care of us.
Is life a little uncomfortable now? Yes, a little but nothing we can’t handle. are we missing some things we would like to watch? Sure, but it’s nothing we can’t handle. Are we having to make some adjustments now? Sure, but it can happen.
There is an old song I heard on one of the Gaither Homecoming CD’s. It goes;
“Why don’t you lead me to that rock that is higher than I.
Oh lead me, yes Lord lead me.
Why don’t you lead me to that Rock that is higher than I.
Thou hast been a shelter for me.”
Today and throughout these times, use common-sense, follow the guidelines and trust the Lord… the rock that is higher than I.

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