Around about a century ago, the Spanish Flu epidemic swept the world. Nearly fifty million people died and for more than two years people were ‘locked down’ in the middle of severe health restrictions that bought many lives to a virtual standstill.
As lockdown ended, so a great period of tremendous progress and prosperity began. A period which became known as The Roaring Twenties.
We must be flexible and willing to change.
We need an attitude of determination to adjust to life´s new challenges.
We need to trust God and ask Him for wisdom as we respond to changing circumstances.
Doing things that are pleasing to God could be a great first step.
Kindness and generosity are pleasing to God. We can all be generous with our time, our finances, sharing our experiences and offering practical help. Adversity will not always be followed by progress and prosperity. Much of the outcome depends on how we respond.
The key to recovery lies in seeking God in all things, drawing close to Him even when we can’t understand the situation; even when we feel that it’s not right, not fair or unjust. That may be a tough call for many, particularly any non-believers out there. We need to trust God even when He doesn’t do the things that we think He should do!
Throughout the Bible, God uses adversity for good.
Paul wrote most of the New Testament from prison.
We have the well-known stories of Daniel in the lion’s den, Jonah and the whale and David and Goliath to name but a few.
We will never succeed if we throw up our hands and quit every time something goes wrong. Now, more than ever, the world needs people who never lose hope and who know how to trust God in COVID-19 type situations. With so much adversity around we must not let ourselves be overwhelmed.
I came across a great quote recently which I want to share in closing: “Don’t let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of God.”
At the time of writing our Sunday morning services start at 11am, but are subject to change, so please give us a call before you travel.
Our Sunday morning services are held at Calle Espinar 13, Fuente Alamo.
For more information contact Pete or Belinda (English) on 618 896 957/699 707 954 or Pastors Ginés or Toňi (Spanish) on 629 283 080