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God is in Charge

At times the world can seem pretty much out of control. During this unprecedented time, as we face a global pandemic and the economic hardship and uncertainty it has caused, many governmental officials are now moving ahead to reopening the country. Although there are signs that the COVID-19 outbreak is just beginning to strike some parts of the country. Georgia has had more than 19,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 775 deaths, according to state public health officials.

Is the government doing what we think is right at the risk of our health, our safety, and our economy which are all on the line? Are the government plans to relax restrictions intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus or based on economics? What is the true reason or sense of urgency?

Data results reveal that the threat is continuing to grow in other states and regions.

Citizens of Georgia. Nationally and internationally, the Bible is a source of stability in this chaotic world. As Jesus Christ stated thousands of years ago, it is God’s Word that is truth (John 17:17).

As hot spots continue emerging all over the globe that can be a pretty demoralizing thought unless you also understand that God is in ultimate control of everything. He is the one in charge and has an overall plan for everyone who has lived and will ever live.

If you want to find peace in these uncertain times, concentrate on the awesome plan God has for your life and the lives of your family and friends.

Despite what may happen around you, choose to remember who is ultimately in charge and act accordingly.

Matthew 10:29-31 from the lips of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

God knows what’s going on within us and around us. He knows the most intricate details about you and me and everyone else on this earth all at the same time. He knows everything and He’s concerned about us. He knows what we’re confronted with.

Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Jeremiah in this passage was struggling with discouragement, but he chose to focus on this particular characteristic of the Heavenly Father – “God’s faithfulness.”

When we become agitated, worried, or discouraged, we should model an example of what Jeremiah did, stop, reflect, and remember God’s faithfulness. We need to memorize these verses and deposit them into our spirits and get into the daily habit of quoting them to ourselves when discouragement arises.

We need to remember how God met our needs yesterday and today, and how he has answered our prayers. How he has provided for us, given us life, health and strength, courage when we are afraid, loved us when everyone else disappointed us, and been faithful to us when no one else was.

When the storms of life assaults us; assails us, overwhelm us, we need to steal away, get alone and reflect on this amazing and profound truth: God is faithful! He’s full of blessings!

Pastor Campbell

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