Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress I will never be shaken. How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down, this leaning wall, this tottering fence? Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delights in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes form him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:1-6
King David wrote these words in the book of Psalm thousands of years ago, even before the birth of Christ our Lord and Savior. However, these words hold dear in my heart right at this very moment during this crisis known as COVID-19. It is a scary time for all of us, however as I write these words of encouragement to all of you my friends, my daughter will also be tested this coming Friday. My oldest daughter does suffer from other disease already, autoimmune diseases, as well as some rare diseases. She has some of the symptoms with a fever, but her doctor is also treating her for strep. It is hard to tell if the symptoms she has is the virus, or is it also an infection and her diseases have been flaring, and we will not know the results to the end of next week. As far as we know that no one we know that has it, however she has been to doctors offices in the past, now almost all of her doctor appointments will be done on the phone. She has to go to the mass cell doctor for shots each month, when I did take her last week their was only one other patient in the waiting room. My oldest sister who lives in Washington state had the test done last Saturday and she is also waiting for the results, and yes she has symptoms.
This is why all of us as Christians need to stay in God’s word, not just when we feel like it, we need this everyday of our lives. Our soul thirsts for the Word of God. God never promises this road of ours would be an easy one, but his promises that can be found in Hebrews 13:5 Never will I leave you, never will I leave you, and God never breaks his promise. It is easy for us to Praise God on the mountain top when everything is going well, however it is when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we need our Lord even more. During this time of crisis let us all hold fast to the word of God, and then we will not be shaken no matter what may come our way, because the peace of Christ will be in all of us.