How often have you heard phrases like, “it is what it is,” “this has to end soon…right?”, or “because of covid-19”, in the last 18 months?
I know that I hear these and others on a daily basis. My friends, we are stuck in recovery mode…but maybe, just maybe…the end is in sight.
What can we do in the mean time?
Complain? – Do all things without complaining or arguments;so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, – Philippians 2:14-15 NASB
Put our collective heads in the sand? – On that day I will carry out against Eli everything that I have spoken in regard to his house, from beginning to end.For I have told him that I am going to judge his house forever for the wrongdoing that he knew, because his sons were bringing a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them. – 1 Samuel 3:12-13 NASB
Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude? – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 107:1 NIV
Listen for & obey the still small voice? – Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord , but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”And he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” – 1 Kings 19:11-14 NKJV
Dear Reader, I know that at times it seems impossible but our lives will eventually RECOVER some semblance of normalcy. But I the mean time, there is still much to do. We are called to ABIDE in Him and be obedient. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
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