Two Reasons to Thank God Today

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March 22

Today’s been strange. I didn’t go to church, didn’t talk to my friends or take notes or play on worship team. I didn’t leave my house.

I’m tired of hearing about the coronavirus, but it isn’t something I can ignore. Or should.

But that also doesn’t make it my focus.

God is. And even in this harrowing and flimsy time, he’s a God of unwavering goodness.

Here are two reasons we, as Christians, should give thanks today— two truths the coronavirus can’t shake:

  1. God isn’t halfway sovereign.

God doesn’t have a hand in the coronavirus. He has the coronavirus (and the universe) in his hand.

He’s 100% supremely knowing, present, and powerful over every inch of every thing.

I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the LORD, who does all these things (Is. 45:7).

Thank him for that.

  1. Jesus gives us hope beyond this life.

Our hope isn’t in a cure or vaccine or flattened curve. It’s in Jesus, his saving work, and the eternal glory he’s promised us.

Jesus upends the way we look at suffering. He washes it in gospel hope so we can spend our quarantined days rejoicing, no matter the outcome.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer (Rom. 12:12).

And give thanks.

 

Find my a n c h o r  playlist on Spotify for songs of unwavering hope and joy in Christ.

 

2 thoughts on “Two Reasons to Thank God Today

  1. So true, Bethany! My Pastor (we had church virtually today. It felt so weird!) was talking about how even though we’re facing what we’re facing, God is still in control. He is our hope and soverigen priest. No matter what we face, we can rely and trust Him! We can still rejoice because despite this trial, He is still God. ❤

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