So much has changed in the last 24 hours. As of last night, Honduras is basically on lockdown with no one allowed to come and go for a week and only essential businesses open. Also there is no pubic transportation. I may be wrong but I imagine this time will be extended. I can honestly say I am not afraid however I was finding myself feeling very heavy -hearted and discouraged this morning.
Then I was reading during my devotions this passage of scripture and felt encouraged, so I just want to share it. Hebrews 6:18,19a .(I like how the Passion Translation words this) “So it is impossible for God to lie for we know that His promise and his vow will never change. And now we know we have run into His heart to hide ourselves in His faithfulness. This is where we find His strength and comfort, for He empowers us to seize what has already been established ahead of time…an unshakeable hope!
We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding ourselves to God Himself …
May we not forget God is not taken by surprise by any of this. He sees us, and He cares and wants us to find our Hope, our strength, and our comfort in His faithfulness. He wants us to trust Him! He wants us to cry out to Him. ..to seek Him. He doesn’t want us to be discouraged but rather He wants us to be anchored to Him.
Let’s use this time of being confined to our homes not to spend more time on social media, which I really believe only adds to our anxiety and stress. (It does for me anyway) But to work on our relatonship with Him. Spend more time in the Word and prayer, crank the worship music, encourage one another, and pray that He will heal our land.
James 4:8 Come close to God and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift, peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give a gift the world cannot give….so don’t be troubled or afraid.