My heart has been overwhelmed with heaviness the last few days. All of the mysterious chaos of this year feels like it has finally all become too real. It feels like all of the sudden we are legitimately settling into a new normal. A really scary, different, sad, chaotic, hostile, normal. And what we thought was just going to blow over has turned into nearly an entire year of our lives.
Its become more than opinions on a Facebook feed. A virus is sweeping through homes. It’s horrible, terrifying, and relentless. It has taken the lives of loved ones, ravaged through my own body, and caused more damage to homes financially around the nation than we could imagine. It has caused divisions, confusion, and unrest. It’s left us to navigate our lives the best we can with very little to go on. Its left people feeling justified to criticize each other relentlessly at every hand, when none of us have real answers.
It’s left us with the reality that we are living in the unknown.
It’s left us knowing first hand just how quickly life as we know it can change.
It’s left us unsure of what is going to happen next.
It’s left us without any assurance about anything.
It’s left us in the perfect place to just trust Jesus.
He is our only hope in this life, and through all of this He is showing us that truth more and more.
I can’t imagine facing this life without Him, especially in times like these. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know the God who holds it all. He has searched us and knows us. He is now giving us the greatest opportunity we may ever see to search and know Him. My prayer is that we would fully embrace that opportunity, and find that there is no reason to be afraid of our unknown future, because we know the God who’s already there.
“O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.”
Psalms 139:1 KJV
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 1:8 KJV
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