COVID-19 is a battle for our souls, a “spiritual battle for the 21st century”. It’s a battle and we will win.
“Whenever we feel overwhelmed by the chaos and difficulty of life, we can turn to God in prayer for peace and serenity. In this time of uncertainty, fear, seclusion and separation from what we term ‘normal,’ our human solution is to ‘handle it ourselves.’ But that is not what our Bible and the Lord tell us. Turning to the Lord should be our first response, not our last resort.”
In Philippians 4:6, the Bible tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
“How we can pray for peace is simple. First, honestly let us declare our belief and trust in God as our Lord and Savior. Then make our request of peace known to God in whatever personal sense we need.
“When terrible things are happening to us or to people around us, we can wonder: Is God really good? Can God really be trusted? Scripture tells us to suspend judgment as to whether something will prove to be good or bad in the end.
“COVID-19 is a bad thing, but there are good gifts that God can bring even from this. As we think about our own life, and maybe this is true for us, through COVID-19, we have been reminded that we do not control our life. COVID-19 has shown us that we are utterly and completely dependent on the living God.
“Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, knew that he was utterly, completely and totally dependent on his Father. So, to the extent that you and I realize our dependence on God in these days, we are being conformed a little bit more into the image of his son Jesus. Let us pray that God may wipe away this pandemic from the face of the earth.
Sr. Regina Chauhan,
Satyabhavan Community, Sohankheda, Madhya Pradesh, India.