Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 7, 2020
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I was recently speaking with one of my bonus daughters about the state of our world. She described it as “surreal.” Indeed. Surreal. Unreal. Unwanted. It’s not something most of us thought we would ever see in our lifetime.
Our daily lives have been altered and thrown into unwanted change. We’re in uncharted territory; we’ve never been here before, and we don’t know what is to come.
All of this uncertainty may be causing you to feel anxious, isolated, and afraid. As we watch our world shift with closures, job layoffs, sickness, and economic uncertainty, it’s normal to feel anxious.
When we admit that we are anxious and afraid, it can help–as long as we don’t get stuck there. Anxiety and fear are both wonderful opportunities to run to Jesus, cling to His faithfulness, and grow more confident in His care and love.
One of my friends recently watched the snow fall heavily outside her living room window. The storm obscured the trees and the mountains in the distance.
“I was reminded that storms can wreck your visibility and you can only see what’s in front of you,” she said. “I was also reminded that we have a light that will never go dim, a light that is always guiding us through uncertainty.”
Just as God’s people throughout history have been able to stand firm on the promises found in Scripture, we can continue to find our way through this storm—and any storm—as we cling to God’s Word and His promises of care.
No matter how you feel about the future or what you fear will—or will not—happen, and no matter how horrible the current situation seems, God is faithful in this moment, and He will continue to be faithful in the moments to come. You can count on that.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you: and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you, when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2).
Lord, thank you that just as you have been faithful in the past, you’ll be faithful in the future, and you’ll be faithful now. I love you for that. Thank you, Jesus.
What labels are you wearing because of your sins, mistakes, or mess ups? Take them to the Lord and let Him tell you the truth about who you are in Him.
God is faithful in this moment, and He will continue to be faithful in the moments to come. #WisdomHunters #care #truth #Jesus
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