Jeremiah 29:11-13 (KJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
In a time of Judgment and devastation for Israel, God gave His people a Word of Hope. He promised them of a time that they would call, pray, seek, and search for Him and He would hear. To know He would hear was an indication that He would answer. He promised them that He had a plan for them. His plan consisted of Peace and not Evil. His plan consisted of a Future and a Hope for His people.
This Word of Hope had to be like a Light, in the midst of their darkness. In the darkness of night, it seems that the pain is greater, the temperature rises, and the tick tock of the clock seems too slow. But with the first breaking of dawn, as the sun begins to rise, the pain seems to subside, the temperature seems to decrease, and the tick tock of the clock seems to stabilize.
This challenge of facing the Coronavirus, seems to be a dark time for the whole world. But there is a Light in the darkness. In John 8:12 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.” This is His Truth and His Promise to us. He is the Light of the World and as we follow Him, we walk not in darkness. It is a dark time, but in the darkness, we still walk in the Light of Life.
In the darkness we are to call, pray, seek, and search for Him with all our heart. As we do so, we can trust that He will hear us, and He will answer us. Our God has a plan for us, as He had for Israel. A plan for Peace and not Evil, for a Future and Hope. In Him we are overcomers. In Him we always Win. There is light in this darkness and the Light is our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue to look to Him and expect Great Things, as we walk in the Light.