Coronavirus and Vulnerability

The other day I went out to the mailbox to get the mail. Among the various bills and advertisements was my quarterly retirement statement. Most of us are quite familiar with what this pandemic has done to the economy so I didn’t have very high expectations as I opened the envelope. I thought to myself, “Poof! There goes thirty percent of my retirement.”

Upon entering the kitchen Juli said, “What’s that?” I told her and she immediately quipped, “You’re not going open that are you.” With an uncomfortable chuckle, I explained that I already had.

Under the current circumstances the feeling of vulnerability is a common experience. We wonder who’s looking out for us as we try to shudder the sense of being unprotected and exposed.

In Psalm 37:23-26 David declares,

“The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
    or their children begging bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;
    their children will be a blessing.”

No matter what the circumstances are around us we can know that God is watching over us. He will not let his followers fall. He will not forsake his own. Perhaps today you may want to reaffirm your trust in his care and provision.

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