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Yesterday evening I received a WhatsApp message from a person in the Hospitality Industry – the Industry probably hardest hit by the current lockdown of the economy. She informed me that they (she and her husband) are about to lose everything.

Among others, she asked me this question: “Is there any power that can intervene in this matter?”. What she meant, I think, is whether there is anything or anybody which can stop the political leadership from destroying the economy in the way they are currently doing. I therefore gave her a short answer: “No – there is not”.

The purpose of this is to set the record straight.
There is indeed a POWER than can intervene: GOD CAN!

Ps 2 says this: “Why do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and band together …”. Does that in any way intimidate God? Of course not! Ps 2 continuous: “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs (mocks, ridicules) at them”.

You may ask: Why does God not intervene in the current crisis? He already does: but in His time, with His wisdom and in His mercy.

Just trust Him; do not prescribe to Him; and entrust your circumstances to Him. Do not be overwhelmed by your situation; be overwhelmed by God’s ability to intervene in your situation in a manner you cannot even imagine.

Do not focus on your predicament; focus on God. He says: “See, I am doing a new thing! I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland”. Isaiah 43: 19

Gerhard Papenfus
12 May 2020