This is gonna be a short and simple post and I’m not sure I’ll post again for a while.
I think so much has become overcomplicated and overwhelming lately in America and all over that I honestly just desire some basic, surefooted instructions…anyone else?
As I sat down this morning to do my Bible study I thought about how I had a choice to make. I could choose to whine around for the umpteenth day in a row and be irritated with the circumstances of our world given the mess of the Coronavirus or I could focus on God’s faithfulness and change my perspective to a positive one. In that moment the words ‘He will renew your strength’ came to mind…I flipped my Bible open to Isaiah 40:31 which says, ‘but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’
The basic and direct instruction in that verse tells us to hope. When any kind of trouble, irritation, or unsureness comes we can simply make the choice to hope in the Lord. It doesn’t mean we’ll see the circumstances change, but suddenly our perspective shifts to one of peace…and hope, capable of renewing our strength.
I’m not sure the purpose of this ordeal, which has quite literally impacted our entire nation and caused me to be selfishly annoyed with the changes—but I do believe everything truly happens for a reason.
It saddens me for those across our world who have become ill and those who’ve lost family or friends. What gets to me even more though is that many people are dealing with this without any hope at all. They’re living through this thing with fear as their subconscious motivation, no faith in God, and therefore zero hope.
I’ve had group text-messages with friends sending me memes over the past week—some of which are hilarious and may or may not be blog appropriate…but the one I received yesterday is the one that continues to reel through my thoughts:
I read those words and can’t help but think how true and accurate they surely must be…
May we as Christians join together in spirit, heart, and like-mindedness to pray for our country—praying globally as well…that hope might be sought through Him above…Amen.