Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 7 Movement Restriction Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”

Yesterday, we considered this verse. Let us look at it again.

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus gave us this powerful and comforting promise that will help our troubled hearts.

What is troubling your heart? Identify it rather than be confused by so many things. By the way, the more you listen to news and the world, the more troubles will fill your mind. Seek balance – get enough news but have a big dose of God’s Word because it is powerful to help you to maintain your composure and peace.

So, what is troubling your heart?

The fear of the economy and the financial failures that are ahead?

Analyse and understand that you are not alone and neither is it your fault or failure. EVERYONE is going to be affected and therefore the world has to find a solution – a ‘reset’ button perhaps? So – you are NOT alone, take comfort that many are in the same boat. Pray that God will provide new openings that you may never even have thought of.

The fear of death? If you are a believer, we must always be prepared whether Covid 19 is around or not. It must be settled within our hearts that we know where we are going for the Saviour has said, ‘though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me! He defeated death when He arose from the grave.

If that is settled, then the next fear that trouble us is the kind of death that we may worried about. We don’t want to die this way or that way. Is that right?
Well, present your desires before the Lord!

Not all will die as martyrs and neither will all die as a result of the Covid 19. Think of the many who have recovered. Think of how hopeless Wuhan first appeared and what it is now.

I know of some personal testimonies of how the Lord took them home while they were serving – peacefully. Ps Irvin Rutherford’s father passed away when he finished his sermon and he just breathe his last at the pulpit when he was in his late 80s. What a way to go!

Pray and be at peace.

Ps Lawrence Yap.