A song came on while I was working today and I found the lyrics to be very relevant to recent events. It says..
“I don’t want to be afraid every time I face the waves.
I don’t want to be afraid, I don’t want to be afraid.
I don’t want to fear the storm just because I hear the roar.
I don’t want to fear the storm, I don’t want to fear the storm.
Peace be still, say the word and I will set my feet upon the sea till I’m dancing in the deep.
Oh, peace be still, You are here so it is well even when my eyes can’t see I will trust the voice that speaks.
I’m not gonna be afraid ’cause these waves are only waves.
I’m not gonna be afraid, I’m not gonna be afraid.
I’m not gonna fear the storm You are greater than it’s roar.
I’m not gonna fear the storm, I’m not gonna fear at all.”
(Peace Be Still – The Belonging Co)
This is such a great reminder that no matter what is going on in the world; no struggle, diagnosis, or event is greater than the love of God. As the world continues to panic, find peace in the love and safety of Jesus Christ and pray for ways to let God speak through you to others who are also afraid. Philippians 4:6 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” That is what we are called to do. Not to panic or try to fix everything ourselves but to lift our concerns to The Lord in prayer and faithfully trust in Him.