Pandemic Devotionals

May God bless you as you prayerfully listen to these mini-devotionals.

Open your heart to God’s love and tell fear you are closed for business.

Pandemic Pandemonium: Receive God's Comfort

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Feel Comforted Because God Loves You

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 3:18-19, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Feel Comforted Because God Knows You

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
Psalm 139:1-6, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Feel Comforted Because God Is with You

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your Savior. . . . you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.”
Isaiah 43:2-4, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Feel Comforted Because God Is in Control

I create the light and make the darkness.
I send good times and bad times.
I, the Lord, am the one who does these things.
Isaiah 45:7, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Let God Love You

So the Lord must wait for you to come to him
so he can show you his love and compassion.
For the Lord is a faithful God.
Blessed are those who wait for his help.
Isaiah 30:18, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Live Boldly and Courageously

“This is my command—be strong and courageous!

Do not be afraid or discouraged.

For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Live Like Jesus

And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.

So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment,

but we can face him with confidence because

we live like Jesus here in this world.
1 John 4:17, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Make the Lord Your Hope and Confidence


This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed are those
who put their trust in mere humans,
who rely on human strength 
and turn their hearts away from the Lord.
They are like stunted shrubs in the desert,
with no hope for the future.
They will live in the barren wilderness,
in an uninhabited salty land.
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:5-8, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Draw Near to God

But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter,
and I will tell everyone about

the wonderful things you do.
Psalm 73:28, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Do Some Soul Searching

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalm 139:23-24, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Remain Confident That Your Life and Health Are in God's Hands

Our lives are in his hands,
and he keeps our feet from stumbling.
Psalm 66:9, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Relax because God Knows the Number of Your Days

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out

before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:16, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Trust the Lord to Care for You

They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
Psalm 112:7, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Imagine Best-Case Scenarios

The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled;
the hopes of the godly will be granted.
Proverbs 10:24, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Trust the Lord to Care for You

They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
Psalm 112:7, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Rejoice in the Lord No Matter What Happens

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
Habakkuk 3:17-18, NLT

Our situation is different from the agricultural perspective of Habakkuk. Our equivalent of this passage might sound something like this:


Even though the store is out of toilet paper,
And there are no tissues on the shelves;
Even though the hand sanitizer is gone,
And the bread is rationed,
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
Habakkuk 3:17-18, Current Reality Version

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Boost Your Faith

Jesus responded,

“Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!”
Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves,
and suddenly there was a great calm.
Matthew 8:26, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Remember What God Has Done in the Past to Instill Faith for the Future

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
Psalm 103:1-2, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Recognize That Your Cup Overflows with Blessings


You prepare a feast for me

in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Psalm 23:5, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Take Things One Day at a Time

“Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

May your Kingdom come soon.

May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us today the food we need,

and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.

And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.”

Matthew 6:9-13, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Separate Yourself from Fearful People or Sources


“Then the officers will also say,
‘Is anyone here afraid or worried?
If you are, you may go home before you frighten anyone else.’”
Deuteronomy 20:8, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Maintain Positive Mental Health


A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
Proverbs 17:22, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Shed Your Scarcity Mentality


Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months,
we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!”
John 6:7, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Turn Worries into Positive Action


A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Proverbs 27:12, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Submit to Governing Authorities as unto God


Everyone must submit to governing authorities.
For all authority comes from God,
and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
Romans 13:1, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Be Content


The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
Psalm 23:1, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Give Generously


Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
Good comes to those who lend money generously
and conduct their business fairly.
. . . They share freely and

give generously to those in need.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
They will have influence and honor.
Psalm 112:4-5, 9, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Refresh Others


Give freely and become more wealthy;
be stingy and lose everything.
The generous will prosper;
those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
People curse those who hoard their grain,
but they bless the one who sells in time of need.
Proverbs 11:24-26, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Encourage Everyone


Worry weighs a person down;
an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Proverbs 12:25, NLT

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Pandemic Pandemonium: Get Outside Yourself


“Share your food with the hungry
 and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
Then your salvation will come like the dawn,
and your wounds will quickly heal.
Your godliness will lead you forward,
and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
Then when you call, the Lord will answer:
‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.”
Isaiah 58:7-9, NLT

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