Jesus Christ, by dying, broke “the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying (Hebrews 2:14-15).”
“Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid . . . I hold the the keys of death and the grave (Revelation 1:18).”
Jesus Christ the Lord holds your life in His hands.
Those who trust in Jesus don’t need to be afraid to die. Anyone can believe that Jesus Christ died, paying our penalty for the wrong things we do, and rose again, because he is God.
For the wages of sins is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Anyone can trust in Jesus. Even you.
Habakkuk foresaw impending doom. So he prayed. “How long, O Lord, must I call for help? . . . Why must I watch all this misery?”
The Lord’s reply gives us courage and hope as we live through these dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, “I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it (from Habakkuk 1:2-5).”
God hears our conversations. The Lord said, “When you ‘multiplied your words against me; I heard it (Ezekiel 35:13).'”
God hears our prayers. “O Lord, you hear my voice (from Psalm 5:3).”
Speak and pray respectfully.
“I will do more good to you than ever before. Then you will know that I am the Lord (Ezekiel 36:11).”
Say thank you.
Dry bones came to life and became an exceedingly great army when God gave them breath (See Ezekiel 37:1-10). This story is a powerful picture of what God does.
Keep praying for those who need life. Jesus came “that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).”
God was justifiably angry with his people. “He said he would destroy them—had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them (Psalm 106:23).”
Another time God said, “I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none (Ezekiel 22:30).”
Be the one to stand in the breach and pray.