Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering for He who promised is faithful.”
There is a lot of wavering going on. Whether it is in the news, the internet, the grocery store or in a conversation with friends and family. Wavering is about “becoming weaker, faltering” and I hear the conversations of people I know ranging from the world is coming to an end to a myriad of conspiracy theories. But for now, I want us to focus on the conversations of believers. As believers, people who express faith in an all knowing, all powerful God, we need to stop the wavering. We know in our hearts that God is bigger than this situation, but our minds are soaking up every news report, every article, every Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter post. It is causing conflict in our souls. Stop! Don’t waver! Reach out and hold on as tight as you can to the confession of where your hope is, in Jesus Christ! Let’s be smart, mind you, wash our hands, social distance yourself from crowds, be aware of any change in your physical health, but goodness, move your focus to scripture and worship, and reminding yourself that you trust God above all else. Speak His truth, not the endless flow of true or fake news flowing through the media 24/7. He is trustworthy. The world is not.
I am not, in any way, making light of being informed, or of the suffering that is rippling around the world because of this virus. But we cannot succumb to the fear that satan is using to make us feel weak and vulnerable. His efforts to divide and separate us as believers will not work. We’re smarter than he thinks we are. We are finding ways to connect without breaking the rules or endangering others. We will still gather and share God’s Word, whether in tiny groups or through streaming connections. We will pray for each other. We will find out about needs and devise creative ways to meet the needs! We are His people. He has equipped us. Why? Because He is faithful. So shoulders back, chin up and no wavering.