God Is Bigger Than the Coronavirus
By Drenda Keesee
With President Trump announcing a national emergency last week, schools shutting down all over the U.S., and negative reports repeating on the news about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a lot of unrest and fear has hit our nation.
I want to encourage you with Psalm 23:4 (ESV) today: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
As believers, we don’t have to live in fear of the coronavirus. God is bigger than the coronavirus! It’s easy to have peace when things are going well, but only the peace of God can carry us through even in the face of difficult circumstances.
I want to encourage you that God’s healing power is still alive and present today, and the same God who raised Jesus from the dead is watching over you during this national crisis! God wants you to be healed emotionally and physically, and it is His will that you walk in freedom and in health!
Healing in the Gospels
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus healed all the sick around Him. He never refused to heal someone. Anyone who sought Him for healing was healed. Matthew 15:30 (NLT) says, “A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all.”
We see a variety of individuals with illnesses and health problems brought to Jesus, and He healed them ALL. There was no one He refused to heal and nothing He was incapable of healing. And that same healing power is available for you today!
We can find examples throughout the Gospels of instances where Jesus healed all those around Him who needed healing. (See Luke 4:40, Luke 9:11, Matthew 9:35, Mark 6:56, and Luke 6:19, to name a few.)
There are many other verses where we see Jesus healing ALL of those who came to Him. And God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8, NLT). And as God’s children, all of His promises are “Yes” and “Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Based on the Bible, it’s clear that God wants us to live healthy and whole lives. His healing power is still present and at work today.
What if I told you that with God you don’t have to accept the diagnosis from the doctor and live with sickness?
First Peter 2:24 (NIV) says, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
Beyond reading any Scriptures, I know that God still heals today because I’ve witnessed it with my own eyes over and over again!
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Drenda Keesee’s contagious zeal and humorous personal experiences help make her ministry of spiritual, emotional and relational wholeness one that will bless your life and spark a new fire in your spirit.
A wife of over 30 years and a mother of five children, Drenda has ministered at churches, seminars, and conferences, and through the mediums of television and radio, for more than 20 years.
Her books, The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think, and She Gets It are available wherever books are sold. In these heartfelt books, Drenda shares her personal journey and the life lessons that have brought her to where she is today, as well as practical answers that all people need to live a joyful life.
Drenda and her husband Gary founded Faith Life Now, a ministry designed to spread the message of freedom in the areas of finances, faith, marriage, and family. Tune in for their weekly messages here. Faith Life Now hosts conferences worldwide, and sponsors both Fixing the Money Thing, which Drenda co-hosts with her husband Gary, and Drenda.
Through their own life experiences, the Keesees have found the principles from God’s Word to be powerful and effective. At one point, Drenda was a young, suicidal feminist with no hope of ever being “good enough” for her own standards of perfection. She never wanted the “inconvenience” of a husband or children, and she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to achieve perfection and perform for love left her broken and used. She had success, but it was nothing compared to the pain and loneliness it had also brought.
That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One who accepted and loved her, faults and all. Since that transformation, Drenda has had a passion to reach women who find themselves where she once was.
She married Gary after attending college, and there she found herself in a personal boot camp of sorts. She says, “I cried and told God, ‘I can do anything but be a wife and mother.’” She committed to learning how to do it God’s way. Through the many years of raising their children and struggling to make ends meet, Drenda learned from their mistakes. “I didn’t know how to be a wife and mother, but God saved our marriage, taught us how to parent our children for success, showed us how to have financial success, and then irony of all ironies, He called us to ministry.” It’s truly because of these life experiences that Drenda can now share so many insightful principles for people who are now going through the same struggles.