by Marilyn Bennett
Is God in control?
In this time of upheaval, we wonder about God. Did God send this virus? Can God stop this virus? Does God want to stop the virus? Is this God’s way of cleaning house? This is springtime after all. What exactly is God doing?
We are praying. Many are even fasting and praying. Though some are spouting off about God either disrespectfully or incorrectly, others are turning to God for answers. This year, we are being forced to stay home and look at our life a little more carefully… of reflecting…of listening to God and to each other.
Scripture gives us some clues about God and his response, as this is not the first time disaster has fallen on the human race. Noah experienced a cataclysmic disaster in the worldwide flood as did Egypt during the plagues. Those who claimed to be God’s people were not exempt. God expected them to do the right thing.
But what is the right thing?
Some say it is okay that a few people die. Some say we should do all we can to make sure no one dies. Medical doctors are faced with the dilemma of who to save and who not to save. Are the medical doctors in charge of who dies or is God? If God is in charge, then why does he allow some to die and not others? Is death a bad thing? We all know of people we think God should have allowed to live a little longer on this earth, but in the end we have to trust God knows best.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.”
Are you trusting God will cause good to come from this disaster? Rest assured that you are safe in the shadow of the Almighty.