No one would deny that today we are in a state of trouble which causes worry and anxiety.
Change can bring feelings of fear and uncertainty, even if it is for our own good.
The church, the collective body made up of anyone believing in Christ, has never been closed, and shall never be closed.
If carefully studied and understood, I imagine all those before us yearned for answers to life’s most challenging questions.
What a comfort to know we serve a God whose presence is 24-7-365.
Fear can turn into panic, while faith drives us to freedom.
This pandemic is for a limited time, part of His plan for our lives, and He is in control.
God has given this miracle called life and has placed it in our hands.
“Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord.” Songwriter Richard Blanchard, Sr., popularized these lines in the 1970s and they still echo true many years later.
Everything around us is changing at what seems lightning speeds. We can allow these changes to frustrate us or we can respond as one woman did in the Old Testament.
Change can be hard, but when we change to align with God we can trust that it is for our good and His glory!
Looking back over the ages, both in life and historically, we discover no situation in which God was not perfectly victorious.
Because I wait for His wisdom and follow it, my chances of success are much greater.
If God has our lives, our love and our loyalty, then He will have a vessel to move through.
As much as I’m looking forward to return to normal corporate worship, I’m proud we’ve chosen to live into the greatest commandment to love God by loving our neighbors, especially those at greater risk and healthcare providers.