I have a small plaque on my fireplace that reads, “I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.” What a great daily reminder this is.
One of the biggest struggles in walking by faith is trusting God during uncertain and confusing times. We like to know what we’re facing. Our confidence comes in knowing our future is set and well planned for. We want to know the direction we’re going is the right one, the best one.
It’s seen as irresponsible to step out when we’re not sure where our feet will land.
And now we’re facing the Coronavirus.
If you’re like me, the word I’ve struggled the most with during this time is uncertainty. There seem to be many more questions than there are answers; so many things we do not know.
Is it as deadly as they say? Should I withdraw from people? Should we close our church? How long will it last? Will I get sick? When will it ever end?
How should we, as people who love and serve God, feel and act during this time? Am I being faithless to stay away from others?
How should I pray?
The passage from Isaiah 55:8-9 has guided me during this confusing time.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
We all might need to stop, take a deep breath, and remember who is in control. The God of the universe is.
Because we do not fully understand what he is doing does not mean he has lost control. It simply means that at this time, we are not privy to what he is doing.
I know God and I know his Word. He is faithful and I trust him.
He will not fail me. He never has and he never will.
So do not fear. God is faithful.
He will guide you in the way you should go.
We may not understand why this is happening or what the future will hold, but be assured of this; God is God.
He’s still on his throne and he’s still in control.
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