With the daily assault of negative news about the China Virus, it is not difficult to become mired in the circumstances surrounding us. Most people are not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel: they have yet to see the entrance to the tunnel. There is general agreement that we will move on from the crisis in health and economy, but very few are thinking of when and how. When will recovery begin, and how will it come?
The more time we spend focusing on the problem, the larger it becomes. The closer we draw to the mountain, the more it dominates our vision. The virus, and the consequences to our national health and economy are undeniable, but does a 24/7 focus on its’ effects help or hinder the recovery that must come? Does a constant promotion of fear in the media and our national conversation move us forward, or hold us back?
Destruction and Loss
Before David ascended the throne of Israel, he experienced many setbacks. While he and his men were away from home protecting the borders of his nation, enemies attacked and destroyed their city, took all their possessions, and carried their wives and children away as slaves. When David and his army arrived home, they looked upon the destruction and wept until they had no power left to weep. (1 Sam. 30:4) The grief of David’s men was so consuming that they put the blame for their circumstances upon him, and discussed stoning him to death.
David’s response to this situation was a matter of life and death. He could have chosen to continue to focus on what he had lost, be controlled by separation and loss trauma, suffer death at the hands of others, or choose a different way: “…he encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (1 Sam 30:4) Instead of continuing to focus upon and talk about the destruction and loss with people, he turned his attention to God. “And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them?” David asked for information from the Lord about the problem, and received God’s answer “And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all. (1 Sam 30:8)
David received information from God about a quick recovery from his loss. He acted upon that information. “And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled. And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives. And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all. (1 Sam 30:17-19) When David stopped mourning over his situation and turned his attention to God, recovery came quickly. He not only recovered all his family and possessions, but recovered “spoil”. He took possession of all the riches of his enemies.
Some may think it is too soon to talk about recovery, but continuing to focus on the China Virus problem without speaking about and expecting recovery will only prolong the virus’ destruction of our health and economy. When we encourage ourselves in God and ask Him for the information needed to defeat the enemy, He will give it to us. All the wisdom we need to treat, eliminate, and prevent this viral infection is available from God. Many in our nation have been praying and enquiring of God, and He has answered. Successful drug therapies are being deployed, and vaccines are on the way. Most importantly, God has already answered our prayers and put a stop to these natural circumstances in the spirit. The word of the Lord has come to us through the prophet of God “This disease called COVID-19 will be over much sooner than you think. Christian people all over this country praying have overwhelmed it. Give Me all the glory,” saith the Spirit of Grace. “And many, many people will come to know Me through it. I am still LORD over this nation, and I am on the throne, and faith in Me changes things!” (Kenneth Copeland)
We Will Recover All
Recovery depends upon the choices we make. Will we continue to enlarge the problem by listening to the incessant drone of media demagogues, or will we listen to the Word of the Lord? God has spoken: will we believe? David acted on the Word of the Lord and recovered everything he lost and much more. His economic circumstances changed overnight. He recovered more than he had before. If we are willing to act in faith, believing the written and spoken Word of God, a quick recovery will be ours. Recovery is already at work in the realm of the spirit. Satan and his accomplices that planted the China Virus in our midst will see their plans defeated and their wealth will be stripped from them and come to us. The United States of America will recover its’ health and wealth. We wii be healthier and wealthier than ever before. Just like David we shall “without fail recover all!”