We are living in strange times. This is a phrase that I am hearing so often at the present.
We do not know the next phase, maybe you have been laid off from work, you are involved with the care of very sick patients, you help support a lot of people through your work in essential services or you would just like some certainty and normality back in your life.
They are anxious times indeed. But as we read our Bibles there are many verses regarding anxiety because we have a God who knows us individually and provides for us in all our needs.
Proverbs 12 v 25 says “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
But we are also told in Philippians 4 v 6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
I was reminded this morning of the disciples, who were experienced fisherman, being anxious that the storm they were in would destroy them and the Lord Jesus lay sleeping in the boat. They awoke Him and said to Him “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Mark Ch4 v35-41
We can feel like this, no longer in control, but we have God and Saviour who is in control and we need to call out to Him.
If, as a Church, we can help you in any way please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact page. Or, if you would like something further to read we have a leaflet available “Hope beyond Coronavirus” which we can post to you or email a copy to you for further reading. Also, you may like some reading about peoples experiences in life and how they been changed at the following –
The prayers of the Church are that we will be upheld through these strange times .