Have you tried taking the lift or elevator in total darkness?
I posted on FB a video that demonstrates the experience.
What would make us venture to do it is the assurance that at the end of the ride, or when we reach the floor we’ve chosen, we’re confident that the doors will open and then you step out into the light.
Also, we are confident the elevator ride won’t last long.
There are situations in life where we don’t have a choice.
We were pushed into it.
A situation where you don’t know what’s going on, you’re confused, everything seems dark, and you don’t have anything except that the Lord God is with you.
You’re confident that He is there to guide you through your deepest and darkest valley.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused a lot of fear in many of us.
Yes, we are pushed into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The Covid-19 lockdown has taken us into a ride, probably a remarkable and memorable journey of our lifetime.
However, unlike riding the lift, we aren’t in control this time.
That makes it more fearful, isn’t it?
We’re so used to being in control of our lives that when situations come where we can’t find or there are no physical control buttons we can push, we become fearful.
And the longer we aren’t in control the fearful we become, panic would slowly start to build up.
Perhaps we believe in the Almighty God, we go to church every Sunday, we do charitable acts, but deep inside and in reality, we are still in control.
Despite our profession of faith, we love to be in control.
We are used to coming up with quick solutions to any problem that may arise, except for big problems that are “beyond our control.”
The Covid-19 pandemic is clearly showing mankind that we aren’t in control.
Because we have been choosing to be in control of small problems and we have been opting to leave the big problems to God, so, we have not built that faith and confidence in God’s Almighty power.
We are afraid because we are not used to seeing the Mighty Hand of God moving and doing in the smallest aspect of our lives.
Now, because we aren’t used to allowing the Lord God to be in control of small things in our lives, we are fearful and doubtful whether or not He will deliver us from Covid-19.
Two steps to conquer fear in this lockdown situation.
Friends, since we cannot do anything about our situation, adding fear and anxiety to it will not help.
I have two steps to offer you as we go through this pandemic season.
First, let us accept in humility the reality that we are not in control of our lives.
As I’ve mentioned, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that we are not in control.
Accept in humility that we are not in control of even the smallest aspect of our lives.
Let us ask for forgiveness for taking over always and not allowing that “mustard seed of faith” grow in our lives.
Let us quit looking for “man-made control buttons” for there is none. Our material things can’t save us.
Second, trust wholeheartedly the Almighty Sovereign God.
The pandemic is giving us the opportunity to trust God alone.
Take comfort in His Almighty Sovereign power. He is in control.