“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; 

Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; 

Let those also who love Your name 

Be joyful in You. 

For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; 

With favor You will surround him as with a shield.”

Psalms 5:11-12 NKJV

During this current coronavirus outbreak it may seem like a cliché to say “Trust in the Lord”, but that is exactly what the Bible instructs us to do. 

Notice in the above scripture that the proof of those that are trusting the Lord is that they are rejoicing in the Lord. Naturally speaking, one might say why should I rejoice? My job is in jeopardy… my future is at risk… uncertainty is all around me.  Yes, but why do you need to trust the Lord if you never face challenges? The time to trust and rejoice is during seasons like this when things seem to be unsure. 

This scripture says the Lord will defend you. That means He will fight your battles and push back every strategy that is against you. He will be your shield. That means He will protect you when opposition tries to harm or rob you. 

The reason we can and should rejoice in the Lord during tough times is because we know the end result. We know that God is faithful to bring us to a victorious end just as He has done many times in the past. 

Look at vs 12, “For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; 

With favor You will surround him as with a shield.”   

We are righteous because of the cross of Christ. Through Jesus’ shed blood, our sins are completely forgiven and He has given us the gift of righteousness (See Romans 5:17). Because of this beautiful redemption we have in Christ, God says He will bless us with favor and surround us with a protective shield.  

Are these powerful prophetic promises still good during this current pandemic? Yes, of course! Let’s let the Lord know we are trusting Him by rejoicing in His faithfulness as our defender and shield of all that is precious to us.  As you do, God will show up big time in your life and future.

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