Breathe and Have Faith

Have faith. This coronavirus too shall pass.

Jesus spoke of Himself by many names during His earthly ministry– The Bread of Life, the Son of Man, the Good Shepherd– but the one I think that speaks to me in these days of pandemic and panic is the Prince of Peace.

Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who are burdened down with worry and anxiety, who work to the point of exhaustion and beyond, who can see no end to all their labors. Come to Me, and I will give you rest. Not just a good night’s sleep, but true soul-rest.”

May we echo with the Psalmist, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy” (Psalm 94:19, NIV).

Lord, grant your people rest and joy in the midst of chaos and turmoil. May we find that You are our true rest and peace and joy and hope. Amen.

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