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by John Doyle

2 Timothy 1:12 “For this reason I also suffer these things, nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day”
During these days of COVID 19, the whole world has been thrown into confusion, panic, fear and uncertainty. Leaders, politicians, Doctors, and scientists are all struggling to find answers and develop plans, procedures, methods and medicine to combat this deadly virus and try to manage the devastating effects that it is having on millions of people and their communities across the world.
It remains to be seen what the consequences of all this will be in terms of the global economic fallout and future social interaction. Barbara and I so want to be in the USA for our Granddaughters wedding and our sons birthday in August. There is so much uncertainty and yet we still have a Sovereign God who knows the beginning and the end of all things. We are Trusting Him for “His Will to be done”.
In these days we as Christians can take encouragement from verses like the one above and also from the fact that, we have Jesus and God’s Holy Spirit with us day by day. Before Jesus went back to Heaven He said, “… And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” Matthew 28:20. What a wonderful promise and a Word of assurance from the Lord himself to help us through these darkest of times!
During times of confusion and uncertainty, it is always good to remind ourselves of Bible truths which are sure and certain and can help us keep our focus on things from a Godly, Word-based perspective. This doesn’t mean that the problems and difficulties will necessarily just disappear, but it will enable us to see them differently and help us focus on the Eternal not the Temporary.
As the old chorus says, “Turn our eyes on Jesus, the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His Glory and Grace”.
We can find further encouragement from verses such as these: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For YOU are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” – Psalm 23:4.
“Let, I pray Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your Word…” – Psalm 119:76.
‘The Lord is their strength and He is the saving refuge of His anointed” – Psalm 28:8.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the World you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD” John 16:33.
As we take these verses, and many more like them to heart and appropriate them for ourselves, our relationship with the Lord will be enriched, our faith deepened and our assurance that His perfect Will, will be done in all things.
Lets rejoicefully sing this together:
‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine:
O what a foretaste of glory divine,
Heir of salvation, purchase of God;
born of His Spirit washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.’
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.’
We have a *Blessed Assurance* from our Mighty God and Savior that we are safely in His Loving arms from that day we gave our lives to Him to that day when we will be with Him in glory Forever.
In the Love of the Lord Jesus,
John and Barbara

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  1. John Doyle

    Thank you for sharing Ps. Graham. God bless you.

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