Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
The whole world has gone crazy. The media has one story. We are all stuck in one location. We are all on-line all the time. We are all concerned about basic needs like toilet paper.
The other day I was in a warehouse store and the line for the toilet paper and paper towels was huge. When people secured their big package of paper goods, the smiles on faces were just hilarious to me. In another time, you would have thought they won the lottery. If only they had some yeast.
Could it be that the Lord allowed this so we would get back to the basics of trusting in the Lord, and acknowledging Him in all that we do? Have we become so spoiled and self-sufficient that God had to send this virus to bring us to our knees? Has the church become so used to the habit and schedule of services that we took the worship and fellowship for granted?
I find it highly amusing that politicians and celebrities are trying to put their own spin on the coronavirus. Everyone else knows better and has an opinion on how this quarantine is going to all play out. I tend to categorize things. In normal families, I find that fathers are concerned to provide, mothers don’t mind the quarantine because they finally get to spend time at home without running all over, and the kids are going crazy because they are missing their friends. As far as the retired age, most of them are like the kids because they are used to an active social life and now they are stuck, bored and lonely. Then there are the introverts, they are doing just fine. My other category is the opinions of the active medical, the non-active medical and the non-medical, that is where I fall.
Proverbs 3:5-6 might be one of the most well known and loved verses among believers, but it is also one that is just rattled off because of familiarity. We do not understand all that is going on in our world, although our highly educated society and media would want us to think we do. We never did. Only God knows what is truly in our paths, and what is best for us. He gives us a choice to seek His wisdom and leading and He rewards us for seeking Him.
I tend to think that God slowed us all down to give us an opportunity and time to trust Him and to seek Him. Don’t waste it! Ask Him, He will provide. Trust Him, He will strengthen your faith. Acknowledge Him, He will direct for your ultimate good.
Written by Kaye Dee Richards. Kaye Dee lives with her husband Colin in Morrison, CO. They have 4 children, Joshua, Amelia, Victoria, and Julia.
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