During this slow paced season in life, have you ever thought about how maybe God wants us to slow down?
Maybe He’s even said it to us but we just haven’t paid enough attention to Him because we have been so invested in ourselves.
Maybe God is teaching us something through this time. I like to think that He is.
Teaching us that we don’t need everything that we thought we did. I believe this is a season for us to reflect and dig even more into God’s word.
Ecclesiastes gives us many examples of seasons we’ll face in life: times of birth, death, weeping and joy. In the world we shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. God is with us in every season of our life.
This is really a weird time in life for EVERYONE. This virus has effected not just one country, not just one state. BUT the world!!! We all can look at this time in life and relate that this is such a crucial time in history.
This has never happened before and I truly do believe that this is a time where non-believers will start to look up to God. God wants all of us.
I also think that in this time God wants to humble us. This virus is bigger than us and only GOD can handle this. Only God can bring healing.
When tragedy, sickness, hardship or death strike it is easy to wonder, where is God in all of this?
The truth: God is always in control, and He loves you. This remains true despite what the circumstances may be.
Even when we are in deep shadows, God is there, not as an observer, but as a protective Shepherd, close at hand! His care extends to every part of our lives at this very moment (Ephesians 1:4-6). When we cry out He knows our pain, when we sing He knows our joy and when we lean hard He is always there for us. God is your refuge and His everlasting arms are always there to support and hold you (Deuteronomy 33:27).
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” (Acts 17:24-26).
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin. Let us then go to the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
God dwells within His people, therefore we are never abandoned or alone.