Kind of strange times we find ourselves in. Some are wondering if this is a sign of the end times. Others are thinking that our government is up to something with their decisions of attempting to control our actions. What does God say in all of this? Or does God even care what is happening in our world? Let me take you back to words that He gave to Abram early in Abram’s journey with Him.
Shortly after God called Abram to leave his family and homeland, God made a promise to Abram that he would be blessed with a son in his old age. To help Abram take steps of faith, God encouraged him with these words, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be great” (Gen 15:1). God knew Abram would have reservations and concerns while Abram was learning to trust Him. So God told him to not be afraid. Rather than focusing on the unknown and the uncertain, God wanted Abram to look elsewhere. God gave Abram a visual of Him being Abram’s shield. Abram had just come from a battle. So a shield was fresh on his mind. The picture that God was planting in Abram’s mind was that God would protect him from what was coming next.
That is a story that we can take comfort from. God will be our shield as well. In these unknown and uncertain days, God will be our shield. No matter what happens, He goes before us and prepares the way. Most importantly, He prepares us for what He wants to work in us during these days. He can protect us from our fears. We can learn to look to Him, rather than allowing our questions and worries lead us. Let’s learn to allow God to lead us during these difficult days.