BY DR. JAMES PERKINS

CONFIDENCE AMID CHAOS

           Time will historically note that March and April, 2020, set in motion an almost unbelievable situation – the world-wide, coronavirus epidemic. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html This virus

has brought forth great trials and tribulations. Currently, thousands of people face feelings of fear and even confusion about the coronavirus epidemic. The daily reports cause most of us some sense of helplessness, as well as a chaotic feeling. Daily we hear more and about those who are now sick, dealing with the fear of getting sick, or even the fear death. Some feel that this is near the end times.

            In these trying challenges, good news might be found in encouraging songs like the tunes below. Read, or sing the words and see if these tunes might be helpful to you to make your day better.

Read Andrae Crouch’s tune, who wrote the Song, “I’ve Got Confidence.”

“When trouble is in my way, I can’t tell my night from day,

When I’m tossed from side to side. Like a ship on a raging tide.
I don’t worry I don’t fret. My God has never failed me yet
Troubles come from time to time. But that’s all right,
I’m not the worrying kind, because I’ve got confidence.
God is gonna see me through. No matter what the case may be.
I know He’s gonna’ fix it for me.”

Read also Matt Maher’s Song, “Because He Lives.”

“God sent His son, they called Him Jesus.
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon.
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives.”

“Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.”
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future.
And life is worth the living, just because He lives.”

            However, even though the songs above are encouraging, God’s Word offers us an even greater joy. Consider a few of these Biblical truths. 

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”    Romans 8:31

 I can do all things through 

[]Christ who strengthens me.”     Philippians 4:13

“Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.                                                                                                                              –    “Deuteronomy 31:6

Know this! When confidence in Christ rules your life, even chaos subsides! Try it.