Continue trusting God during this difficult time

Psalm 46 1 ArticleThese are difficult days for many people. We look forward to the time when we’ll be able to again meet together in person for worship, learning, and encouragement. We long for this and need this! The Deacons and Elders are working on plans for doing this safely when the time is right. Please pray for us. We need wisdom from God (James 1:5).

In the meantime, we encourage you and your family to take advantage of as many virtual meetings as you can. We live stream our 10:30 Sunday morning worship service weekly. Check the website for connection information. Go to our YouTube channel to watch recordings of past Sunday services, Sunday School lessons, and other presentations. Audio versions of all our sermons are posted on our website.

Our youth groups, men's breakfasts, Life Groups, Lifeline, and other groups continue to meet online. We encourage you to connect to them.

Reach out to others in Jesus’ Name

During this time of crisis, God can use us to show the love of Christ in practical ways to our friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Many of them are struggling with feelings of hopelessness because everything they have depended on is being taken from them. God can use us to point them to the hope that we have in Christ. Check with your neighbors to see if there are ways you can help them with practical needs. For example, some may be confined to their homes and unable to go out to buy groceries or other essentials.

Trusting God

We are concerned over the wave of panic that has been gripping many people. Fear should not dictate our responses. It is for times like this that we place our trust and confidence in the absolute wisdom, goodness, and power of our God. He is Lord and in control of everything – even when things seem out-of-control to us. Our God can be completely trusted no matter what happens, and we should not be fearful.

We can confidently say:

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” – Psalm 46:1-7