The past couple of weeks have gripped much of the world with fear and panic. Undoubtedly, a substantial number of people who have contracted the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have fallen ill or died. There are also cases of those who have survived. Catching up with a friend yesterday, he told me an encouraging story of a woman he knows who survived a very similar situation.
Not long ago, this woman contracted the Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine flu. As a result, she was in a coma for almost three weeks. When she awoke, her vision was affected, and she needed extensive physical therapy. To this day, she has lingering physical issues. However, she said that through this life-threatening situation, she drew her closest to God. Today her faith in God has never been stronger. She still has concerns but finds comfort in knowing He will never leave her.
There is no definitive answer to pain and suffering in this world, but we can know God is always in control and never leaves us either. When we focus on the eternal guarantee of everlasting life, Christ will comfort us through the darkness.
Read and meditate on Psalm 23. What do these verses say to you?
How are you dealing with the fear of the unknown?
Meditate / Make It Real:
How will you place your faith in God not only in times of trouble but in prosperity?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
To learn more about Carlos, visit https://carlosfpena.com