Whenever I see people going through hard times I naturally try to encourage them. This time it’s been challenging. Right now we are all in the midst of uncertainty with everything that is happening in our world. People are panicking out of fear and the unknown. They are trying to prepare for the worst. I get it, and I would hope that we are all taking this as serious as it is. In my opinion, there is not enough preparation that can take place in the midst of such crisis so as I prepare, my first response is always prayer.
When sudden change happens and people panic, they usually turn to what they believe in the most which is themselves and their ability to prevent the inevitable. For me, if I’m very honest and transparent, there was a time when I would panic and put my trust into my own abilities knowing full well that there was nothing I could really do. As I became more aware of the fact that I am just a vessel and that there are just some things way beyond my control and understanding, I knew I had to seek a higher source. So before I hop on social media and begin to read people’s opinions, questionable prophecies, and conspiracy theories about what we are facing, I need to seek God for myself. For answers on what to do, for guidance on where and who to turn to, and for protection for whatever lies ahead.
I don’t know what’s ahead, but I rest assured that I know a God who does. He knows what we can’t even begin to understand. A God who is in control of everything, and a God who allows certain things to happen for specific reasons. I look at this as an opportunity to draw closer to Him. To really strengthen my relationship with Him and to stay connected. Our connection to God requires our participation because one way relationships never work. I am encouraging you to do the same. Take this time of uncertainty to rekindle, reconnect, and get to know our Lord and Savior on a deeper level.
I pray that you all stay safe and please know that we will get through this.
“Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.”