Whew! What a year 2020 is turning out to be, right? All we have experienced collectively in the past nine months — senseless murders of black men and women, the passing of modern-day heroes, extreme weather conditions, a global health crisis, etc. — have proved difficult to say the least.
I’m certainly at a loss for words on how we properly mourn all we’ve lost, while still rejoicing in all we have. But, what I do know is that God is still God. In moments of loss, in moments of heartache, realizing the amount of control we don’t have can be frightening. But, in these moments when anguish, anger and anxiety cloud our minds, we must lean on our faith to see us through.
“For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV)
Regardless if the rest of the year makes a turn for the better or worse, let’s remember we serve a God that will never leave us or forsake us, and the peace He gives will carry us through times such as these. So, don’t give up. Don’t stop praying. Don’t stop worshiping. Don’t stop reading the word. Don’t grow weary in well doing. Joy will come in the morning (Psalm 30:5). Even if that joyful morning doesn’t come when we want it, it will come.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7 NIV)
Praying for your peace during this unprecedented time.