In many parts of the world, the COVID situation is not getting any better and speculation is rife that we will have to live with the disease for the foreseeable future. One of our friends from India reports, “Things here are not good at all. Everyday someone we know is dying.” Even within The Word for the World, many of our translators and executives have contracted COVID-19.
The situation in Myanmar is not looking good, and is in fact getting worse. Some of our teams are in danger and there is a huge problem in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, just to mention a few trouble spots which could affect our work.
In spite of this, we need to understand that God is in control and not a hair on our heads will be lost if it is not His will. We need to find refuge in the Word of God and believe God when he says, “Whoever goes to the Lord for safety… He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases…” (Psalm 91). We need to spend more time in the Word and more time with God, drawing closer to God, so that when the enemy comes in like a flood our lives will not fall apart.
I believe that as uncertain and troubling times continue and increase, we will continue to experience an increasing measure of God’s grace and power to fulfil His purposes in this world, but we need to draw closer to God and listen to His voice and obey. This is not the time to give in to fear and worries about our future, as our futures are secure in Him. The world is in a panic and they are getting more confused by the day, but our lives should show that we are at peace – the peace that transcends all understanding.
-Words from the International CEO