An Encouraging Word

To my little flock

As a pastor, I too need strengthening, encouragement, and learning. We are all, even pastors, instructed to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). I’ve found Dr. David Jeremiah’s Turning Point ministry to feed, teach, encourage, and challenge me. I received this email from Dr. David Jeremiah and wanted to share it with you so that it would bless you as it blessed me.

Be blessed. Stay safe. You are loved.


Dear Michele,

There is no question, we are living in a time of unprecedented uncertainty—it is unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime.

My prayer is that you are healthy, in a safe place, and surrounded by those you love. Many people around the globe are struggling with illness, loss of employment, or are experiencing lonely isolation—we need to keep them in prayer.

The temptation in times like these is to allow fear and worry to creep into our thoughts and to rob us of our joy. But in this uncertain world filled with many unknowns, we need to remember what we do know:

  • God is still in control.
  • He is on the throne.
  • He is not surprised by the events in our world today!
  • He is sovereign—nothing happens without His permission.
  • He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

You are loved by God and nothing can separate you from His love. You may feel isolated, but God is near to you through the working of the Holy Spirit. God is ready, right now, to communicate to you through prayer and His Word. You are His child and the Father is ever-present to give you comfort, guidance, and perfect peace.

He is the Great Physician, Jehovah-Rapha, the One who heals. Though sickness surrounds us, God’s power and protection goes before you. Nothing is impossible for God. No force is insurmountable for Him to conquer, and no evil is too diabolical for Him to vanquish.

His Word remains a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. Your prayers are heard by the great I AM—the light of the world—the Good Shepherd. He delights in His children and longs to give you the desires of your heart.

He is the rock of your salvation. Your mighty fortress. Your strength. Your help. Your hiding place. Your shield.

And because you are a child of God, you can confidently rest in His providence and protection during this time of turmoil. God is our certainty in uncertain times.

I am praying for you. Please keep the ministry of Turning Point in your prayers, as well. We will continue to bring the healing power of God’s Word to you each day on radiotelevision, and online. I hope this will be a source of encouragement to you during the current coronavirus pandemic.

God is in control,

David Jeremiah