Strength for Tomorrow

Dealing with COVID-19 has been difficult for me.
But it has been very painful for people who have
lost loved ones and devastated others financially.

We all look forward to the end of this illness, but I’m
afraid that we may have to deal with it for a long time.

I hope we have the strength for whatever
lies ahead.

A pandemic like COVID-19 doesn’t end overnight.
Resuming and rebuilding life takes time. Without
treatments that can cure and vaccines that can
prevent COVID-19, the threat of this illness
looms over us.

Living with that uncertainty is a constant reminder
of how little control we have over what happens
tomorrow. But the Bible assures us that God is
our hope and strength no matter what happens.
Confident that God will empower the church to fulfill
its purpose in making God known, even in the midst
of great suffering, Paul writes:

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may
strengthen you with power through his Spirit
in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in
your hearts through faith. And I pray that you,
being rooted and established in love, may
have power, together with all the Lord’s holy
people, to grasp how wide and long and high
and deep is the love of Christ, and to know
this love that surpasses knowledge—that you
may be filled to the measure of all the fullness
of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably
more than all we ask or imagine, according
to his power that is at work within us, to him
be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
Ephesians 3:16–21

No one knows what pleasures or perils tomorrow
will bring. We do know that God loves us more than
we can imagine and that his power is our strength
for whatever lies ahead.

In what ways does the promise
of God’s strength and purpose
for your life affect how you face
an uncertain future?

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