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Courage in the Crisis

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  1. Avatar Hannah Chow-Johnson, MD on March 30, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    It’s been a whirlwind of events due to the Coronavirus in the last few weeks. There is a lot of uncertainty and fear since we do not know the future. Many feel unsettled and vulnerable since as this is unchartered waters.

    Remember that God is never changing, all powerful, and who will always be our rock in this time of uncertainty. Remember to cling tightly to Him, and continue to trust him fully, wholeheartedly and unreservedly. He will walk with you in the valleys, and He will never leave you nor forsake you. Fix your eyes on Him and don’t take your eyes off of Him .

    May we all remember that we should not be anxious for anything, but in everything through prayer and petition and with thanksgiving, to make your requests be known to Him. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7.

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
    John 14:27

    Shalom,
    Hannah

  2. Avatar Scott Silverberg on April 5, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Keep Your Mind on God, Keep Your Peace
    There are not many healthcare workers alive who have experienced a pandemic of this magnitude and virulence such as we are experiencing today. Many of my colleagues keep saying that this is like nothing they have ever seen before. There are so many patients now in the hospital, the virus seems to be spreading very quickly, and many patients are needing respiratory support to survive. All these factors are putting a strain on our healthcare system and on the lives of our healthcare workers.
    It is not just the increased work or concerns about our protection from the virus that has caused unsettling in the souls, minds, and hearts of many. Friends and family members may be getting sick or have passed, financial loss in the stock market, loss of work, kids are at home from school with schedules being jumbled around, and several other changes to routine have added to the confusion.
    Amid all this uncertainty and multiple stressors how do we keep peace in our souls? How do we get up everyday and say it is well with my soul? We must turn to the word of God for the answer. Through Isaiah, God has given us a formula for success at keeping our peace.
    You will keep him in perfect peace,
    Whose mind is stayed on You,
    Because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV)
    There are two conditions stated that are required of us to maintain or experience peace. First, trust in God. Believe that He will do what His word says He will do which we commonly call faith. Second, keep your mind stayed on Him. No matter the difficulty Jesus is the answer, the Word of God. Find the promise for the difficulty, stand on that promise in faith, and keep your eyes focused on Jesus through prayer, worship, reading and meditating on the word, and fellowship (virtual, phone, text, etc.).
    We will get through this as we stay connected to Jesus our source of peace, and each other.

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