The Sound of Faith
We live at a time right now where there is a lot of noise, most of it at the moment surrounding the current Covid-19 pandemic. It is an increasingly alarmist sound, with updated statistics bringing fear and worry to many people.
But I want to encourage you that this alarmist sound does not need to come from followers of Jesus. In 1 Kings 18:41, after 3 years of drought, we read "Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!”
What is encouraging about this verse is that at the time, the skies were blue and there was not a raincloud to be seen. Yet, by faith, Elijah told Ahab that he HEARD that the rain was coming. Before he could see it with his eyes, Elijah knew that his God had already provided what he needed.
The same can be true for us. Today, we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic like this generation has never seen, yet we need to be confident that the Lord has already provided what we need to get through this time. Things like a peace that surpasses all understanding, joy which defies our present conditions, and hope which sees beyond today's circumstances.
And because of that I want to encourage you to resonate the sound of faith today. Speak words that are faith-filled, knowing that God is still in control. Speak words which reflect the sound of Heaven, because no coronavirus is to be found there. And speak words of victory, because as we approach Easter, we celebrate the fact that Jesus defeated death as he rolled away that stone.