Pandemic, rioting, businesses being burnt, statues being tore down, people being killed, and much more. So what can we do to counter all of this?
I have been thinking of this for several months. It was overwhelming for me, and I did not have good answers.
I watched my church message online yesterday, and they shared some ideas.
The first quote I heard was, “Nothing is impossible with God on your side.” That got me in a better mood.
Then they spoke of being humble. What? I am suppose to be humble when the world is crashing around me?
Then they hit me with a verse that woke me up! “Everyone who exalts himself will humbled, he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 5:4-6.
They mentioned that we need to stop going on rabbit trails. They are scattered and often lead to nowhere. I was doing that. I was running around trying to understand what was happening.
Then our Pastor give us four things to help us be humble:
- Love God more than yourself. We need to know who is in charge and lean on Him during the storms.
- Love others by serving them for God’s glory. When we reach out and help, not only does the person we help feel good, but so do we.
- Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit. I often take this for granted. We need the Holy Spirit to guide us at hard times.
- We need to hang out with people who are also pursuing a God fearing life. Just being in a group of believers can give us a lot of confidence, and love.
Are you fearful of what is happening? Are your storms getting to hard to face? Do you want to stay in bed all day to avoid the world?
You certainly are not alone.
I feel your pain, and I suggest you totally depend on God as your fortress. he is stronger than any Pandemic, He will hug you during the rioting. He will give you wisdom to understand. He has told us many times:
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Pretty clear there. We just need to rely on Him to protect us and guide us.
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You are not alone.
You are not forsaken.
You are not unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!