Hello, dear readers!
This last week may have been a real tough one for you. We are all dealing with schools shutting down for the semester, working from home/self-distancing, and trying to find that last roll of toilet paper on the grocery store shelf. Our governments are making decisions that are impacting us greatly, and a sense of powerlessness can start to set it.
These have certainly been trying times for all of us. During these times filled with uncertainty, doubt, and fear, we can quickly forget that God is always there by our side. His Word holds the key to our peace and comfort in any situation.
Romans 8:28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
No matter what we may experience, His Word will always have the answers we seek. In a world that is so interconnected, we tend to sometimes forget to connect with the One who has it all in control.
It can be so easy to trust in our own solutions, understanding, and human reasoning. Our solutions to a problem may fail us. We may lack wisdom and understanding at times. Human reasoning can bring fear, distress, and doubt into our life.
But, God . . .
During these dark times, we must remember to turn towards Jesus and rely on His Word's guidance to lead us through.
The Bible says in Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
Strive to encourage and uplift others with your words and actions. Remember to be kind and patient with one another. Find comfort in the thought of Heaven, and rejoice in God's love and mercy. Be intentional on what you dwell on during this season, always keeping God at the center.