I believe you and I are in a new season. And I don’t mean Fall.
Our lives have been so radically changed over the past 2 years that we are finding ourselves in situations we don’t have any reference for, or know how to cope with. We’re anxious to get on with all the things we’ve put on hold…
The leaves are turning colors and falling off the trees so it seems things should be changing. And yes, we may have added pumpkin spice to our hot drinks, but we’ve been enduring the new “normal” and so many things have stood still, like travel and social plans, while our bodies have continued to age! Wrinkles, aches and pains! We’ve gotten older, but are we wiser for the time we’ve circled the sun twice?
Covid has had an impact on our jobs, schools, travel, finances, and personal relationships. Some of us have lost loved ones and are dealing with grief, financial strains, or new health challenges. We don’t have solutions to these problems yet … we can’t see an end in sight.
And quite honestly, may not even know how to pray.
But here’s the constant: God
God IS with us, wherever we go. Joshua 1:9
AND He will provide all that we really NEED – spiritual gifts, support, encouragement, direction – if we can remember to look for it.
2 things may confuse us though:
1 – it will be what we NEED, not necessarily what we want.
2 – it will look different than how He’s provided in the past because we are in a different place now.
I’ve been singing the words to a worship song by Jenn Johnson and Ian McIntosh lately…
God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed
give me vision, to see things like You do
God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from,
give me wisdom, You know just what to do…
Click HERE to sing along
My prayer for you:
May you sense God’s presence that He has promised, in real and tangible ways.
May God give you vision and wisdom to deal with your life and circumstances.
May you see with clarity all that God brings to you – even if it looks different than you might expect.
And may you accept and act on His direction. Amen