Upper Seneca Baptist Church
Thursday, June 04, 2020
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Uncertain Times
By Pastor Dennis Felder

As we are faced with the repercussions of the coronavirus, a lot of uncertainty and anxiety has gripped this nation and world. These uncertain times have led people to question nearly every aspect of our survival. When will our economy recover? Will I lose my job? When will school open its doors again? What type of impact will this have on the church? How long will this virus create fear? This is a very short list of concerns in a list of thousands.

When uncertain times strike our world, it always leads to an abundant of questions. This is a normal response in such circumstances. Even so, in these next few days, weeks, and even months, a feeling of uncertainty may dominate our thoughts and actions. People are searching for direction and answers to help calm their stressful souls. A wonderful place to look to help find answers in such times as these, is the Word of God.

In the Bible, David faced such fears and anxieties that were robbing him of his hope. When David cried out to the Lord, the Lord placed an encouraging word of victory in his heart. Fortunately for us, David penned these wonderful words of comfort in what is referred today as the 23rd Psalm.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Yes, David, the man after God’s own heart, faced uncertain times in his life, but he overcame this oppression when he boldly proclaimed the Word of God. Today, we also need to be reminded of this lesson of how God works through uncertain times. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

As we walk through these unknown and uncharted waters during this coronavirus outbreak, let us also be reminded that we need not fear because our Lord is with us