The title alone should make us want to just shout out...HALLELUJAH!
Now let me take us even deeper...
I was talking with my wife Laura the other day about how we avoid falling into "pits" on our journey in this earthly life.
I told her that I know she had watched me fall into "pits" like anger, depression, and selfishness many times over in our 32 years of marriage. She responded graciously but insightfully: "Well, if you would have held my hand, instead of letting it go to wander off..." STOP THE PRESSES!!
You mean to tell me that if I would have just held onto your hand I could have avoided these pitfalls all together. She smiled and said, "Maybe", but she added, "If we did come across a pitfall, we would be together, and be able to help one another past it, through it, or out of it."
We talked about further, about how our children would like to wander off when we were in the grocery store and why we would always insist they they hold our hands. First, it kept our grocery bill down because we didn't have unsuspected items showing up in the basket and secondly, it kept the Fire Department away. Yes, we had one of our children who like to push buttons and pull handles...fire alarm handles...one of our grocery store visits involved not one but TWO visits from the Fire Department. Firemen are supposed to be your friend but they didn't like our family much that day! I have a citation to prove it.
So what does this have to do with God not being Dead and Not having Covid?
In Isaiah 41, God reminds us how He helps us. He helps us with His his hand. Not by smacking us around, though we might deserve it, or covering our mouths and telling us to shut up, though that would alleviate the unnecessary "jibber jabber"...LOL!
" You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing. For I hold you by your right hand- I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, 'Don't be afraid. I am here to help you."
And I didn't realize the impact and importance of this verse for me, until I came across a proverb from King Solomon concerning pitfalls:
"The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit."
I can't walk blameless without God which means that I have to hold His hand or I will not only come across a "pit" but I will fall into it. He is my righteousness and he wants to be my helper. He wants to hold my hand and nothing not even Covid can stop Him.
The enemy is doing everything he can to make God either nonexistent or unapproachable but it is all in vain. Praise God that in my life I have experienced that He is neither! He personally loves me and His hands prove it to me everyday. And many more are testifying to this same encounter with God today!
So reach out and grab His hand today! Enjoy wherever He decides to take you! And say goodbye to the "pitfalls" along the way...HALLELUJAH!
Our God is NOT Dead and He does NOT have Covid!