9 Bible Verses to Help Your Unique Situation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 23, 2020 | by The Salvation Army

You’ve probably heard people say “we’re all in the same boat” to describe how COVID-19 has transformed our lives. But if we’re being honest, the novel coronavirus has impacted us all in vastly different ways. Some people lost jobs, while careers in healthcare ramped up dramatically. Some houses are buzzing with kids home from school with no activities to attend, while other homes are unbearably quiet and lonely. Some of us are living in extreme fear, and others are unburdened by the threat of health issues.

No matter where you find yourself today, we hope one of these verses reaches you in your exact situation and season. 

If you lost your job…“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26

If you or your loved ones are sick…“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

If you’re doing just fine...“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

If you have elderly friends or family…“Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father.” 1 Timothy 5:1

If you’re heartsick over racial injustice…”Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” 1 John 4:20

If you feel alone...“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

If you are weary from parenting 24/7...“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7

If you’re scared about the future...“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

If you’re battling discontent…“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5

We hope these verses encourage you and provide comfort, regardless of where you’re at today. Although everyone has had different experiences navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, we are always happy to provide emotional or spiritual support when needed. Please reach out if you need to talk to someone today.

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