I read Joel 1 today. It talks about the plague of insects that had come and eaten everything. There was a shortage of food, and it sounds like there was a drought as well. Verse 12 says, “…joy is withered away…” (KJV).
In other words, it was a bad, hard time.
The thing that stuck out to me was this part of a verse:
O Lord, to thee will I cry…Joel 1:19 (KJV)
He didn’t say he’ll panic or stockpile. He didn’t say he’ll look to the government for help and ask other people for advice. He wasn’t going to go on Google or YouTube or Pinterest (or all three) for ideas on how to survive, how to stay sane while his entire world is going crazy.
“I will cry to You, God.”
The world needs more Joels right now, people that will cry out to God and focus on Him.
Because He’s really the only One that can help. The only One that can bring peace and healing. The only One that can protect us from the virus (or anything!).
“To You I’ll cry.”