You’re never alone
Dear Customers and Friends:
Faith takes courage. It takes trust. It takes patience. And it also helps to have someone by your side.
In these tentative days of sheltering in place to protect against exposure to COVID-19, particularly for the elderly and those with poor health, I’m sure many people feel isolated and lonely. Our faith can certainly be tested when facing any challenge alone.
However, remember that we are never really alone with the Holy Spirit, who is always by our side. This week’s message, “Run Toward Challenge,” comes from one of my favorite online devotional services provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Run Toward Challenge
By Mike Wittmer
Tom chased the young men who were stealing his poor friend’s bike. He didn’t have a plan. He only knew he needed to get it back. To his surprise, the three thieves looked his way, dropped the bike and backed away. Tom was both relieved and impressed with himself as he picked up the bike and turned around. That’s when he saw Jeff, his muscular friend who had been trailing close behind.
In 2 Kings 6: 8-17, a servant of the prophet Elisha panicked when he saw his town surrounded by an enemy army. He ran to Elisha. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” Elisha told him to relax. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then God opened the servant’s eyes, and he “saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
You may also find yourself in some dicey situations. You may have to risk your reputation, and perhaps even your security, because you‘re determined to do what’s right. You may lose sleep wondering how it will all turn out. Remember, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be stronger or smarter than the challenge before you. Jesus is with you, and His power is greater than all rivals.
Today, many believers are on the front lines in the battle against the COVID-19 virus. May we pray for them and others who are running toward the challenge. Ask yourself Paul’s question in Romans 8:31 (when he addressed those who have accepted Christ in faith).