I find myself in the midst of a dilemma. I don’t know who to trust anymore. On the one hand, there are experts who says they know best when it comes to disease and quarantine. On the other hand are the people who are dealing with sick people every day and are finding that today’s illnesses are putting no unusual burden on the healthcare system, or that while they were bad, are bad no longer. I am getting mixed signals. And when the communication is unclear, you cannot make good decisions based on that information.

That’s why I find it a particular comfort in the words of Scripture. I don’t need to worry about agendas or power plays there. It is the voice of my Master speaking to me, and I know His voice. In Him will I trust. I have but to pull out a coin or a bill and find these words of reassurance that as a nation, “In God We Trust.”

And putting our trust in God is no light thing, as believing in an unseen and invisible God does lend itself to ridicule. But that’s ok. I can’t see disease either. (Oh, but you can see the virus when you magnify far enough! This is also true of God. When you look deep into the subatomic and the forces at work there, you will find God’s amazing power there too.)

I rest today in the knowledge that my God has not lost control of the situation. So should you.

Thank You God. In You will I put my trust. Amen.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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