Encouragement Amid Chaos

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, which you probably have, you’ve probably noticed a lot of empty shelves. It seems as though the world is having trouble meeting the needs of the people during this Coronavirus crisis.

As I ponder the world’s short supply of things we need, I’m reminded of God’s never-ending supply of all our needs and especially the crisis-essentials; things more vital than masks, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer.

I’m talking about the things only God can supply amid a crisis; things we can’t buy in a store.

  • God is our never-ending supply of refuge, strength, and help.

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

  • God is our never-ending supply of love and mercy.

Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

  • God is our never-ending supply of peace.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

  • God is our never-ending supply of hope.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • God is our never-ending supply of joy.

Psalms 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

  • God is our never-ending supply of stability.

Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

  • God is our never-ending supply of companionship. 

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

  • God is our never-ending supply of victory.

Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

This is just a short-list of God’s never-ending supply of most important essentials during not only times of crisis but also in our everyday lives.

What are you running low on today? Joy? Peace? Companionship due to recommended social distancing?

Let me personally invite you to God’s storehouse, where the supply of crisis-essentials never run out, are always abundant, always available, and always free to you and me; paid for by the blood of Jesus.

Wow! Now that’s the best news we may have heard in a long time.

I hope this blog has encouraged you today. I want to further encourage you to go to God’s word for the answers to every problem and to go to Him in prayer. He loves us and wants us to talk to Him about the things that concern us. He’s our good Father.

The Lord is the only answer to every crisis. He is the only one who can truly help us and meet every need. So let’s not run from the Lord during times of trouble but instead run to Him.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

If anyone has a specific prayer need, please comment below. Also, If anyone would like to add words of encouragement for others please do so. I am praying for us all. God bless you!

~Patrice Maguire

Dear God, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will through the power of Your Holy Spirit. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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