Stay alert; stand firm in the faith; be brave and strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
I am the mother of two young children and I have a hardworking husband, however, at this time of pandemic and economic crisis, he has become unemployed. The situation takes us and wants to corner us, which fills me with a great panic to know that if this pandemic problem continues, my husband's work situation could get worse.
I try as hard as I can to stay alert as the word says. I try not to lower my guard on the spiritual ground, seeking firmness in my faith in Christ so as not to lose heart and give place to doubt and the enemy.
The Lord commands that we remain firm in faith. We need to increase our trust in the Lord, especially in this time of complexity and many adversities that we have had to go through.
It requires having a lot of strength in the Lord and increasing our prayer life. There are times when you don't have to meet basic food needs, yet God encourages us to stand firm in faith and trust that He meets all of our needs according to all the riches we have in Christ Jesus.
God commands that we have courage and strength. The Lord knows our weaknesses and knows well what each one of us lives in these times of severe crisis. The Lord knows the needs of each of his children and guarantees that he is our shepherd and we will lack nothing.
God's word is our strength, encouraging us to trust that God will do what he has promised.
Finally, the Lord recommends that: “Put on the full armor of God so that you can face the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 ".
The armor of God includes the shield of faith. In this sense, we must stand firm in the midst of any battle and challenge the powers of darkness, without forgetting that God is with us.