History is cyclical. There always seems to be a reason for people to panic or worry. Whether it’s the climate, a disease, or tumbling financial markets, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the news of the day. It’s important to keep our perspective when worry creeps into our hearts. The first thing to remember is God has been in control since the beginning, and He will be in control at the end. Nothing His creation does catches God off guard. Our omnipotent Creator always has a contingency plan.
Not only is He in control, but He is also always with us (Deuteronomy 31:6). We face nothing on this earth alone. While the media often declares we are experiencing the worst crisis in history if you’ve lived long enough, you know we’ve seen this all before. As Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived once said, “There is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).