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Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

A Change in Routine

Matthew 7:25– “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

Mel and Agnes sat on the balcony outside their small Assisted Living Apartment. Nothing seemed the same anymore. People to cook their meals, do their laundry, put them to bed at night.

Their routines were changed, the food was not always prepared to their liking, the cleaning wasn’t the way Agnes would have done it.

Then, on top of everything else, Covid-19 struck. And, with it, regulations on who could visit, how to deal with doctor’s appointments and family gatherings. Even the ability to go to church or shopping.

Not long afterward, an explosive political climate and uncertainty in the stock market took a big chunk out of their investments.

Their situation seemed more serious by the day. 

What would they do?

Instead of listening to the newscasts and becoming anxious, they sought comfort in God’s Word. Matthew 7, reminded them of their firm foundation in the Lord.

So, instead of complaining, they chose to be thankful.

Instead of tears, they chose joy.

Instead of listening to the “world” and seeking their own solutions, they chose the comfort and assurances they found in God’s Holy Word.

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We Can Do All Things

Philippians 4:13- “I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.”

Last week, we talked about Covid-19.

However, there are other negative outcomes that have developed—off-shoots, if you will—from the virus that has run rampant on the earth.

Unemployment, suicides, marriage/relationship difficulties, lawlessness, drug and alcohol abuse are increasing in numbers every day.

We have a lot to face. A lot to overcome. 

On our own, I am convinced that we cannot solve all of these problems, but Christians can know the peace of God that passes all human understanding.

We can experience His peace amid the difficulties of life if we rely on Him and His Word.

He will give us His powerful strength.  And that strength will see us through.

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Follow the Red Arrows

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Psalm: 18:32- “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”

 

I was looking forward to shopping at one of my favorite stores this week. I entered the doors, greeted by a masked worker who pointed to the red arrows on the floor and sent me on my way. 

Later, at a new burger and shake shop, there were still more new regulations to follow.

My final stop was at a furniture store where my temperature was taken and I was told to wait in line outside because I hadn’t called ahead for a “personalized” appointment.

Such are life’s changes due to Covid-19.

Reflecting on my day, it seems to me that my new approach to public interaction must be to simply follow the directions of each and every business as they individually try to cope with the “new normal” in their own way.

Directions are intended to keep us safe.

God has our best interests at heart, too. That’s why he gave us His Word.

Unlike us, who are taking it one day at a time and doing our best to comply with new regulations and procedures as they evolve, God sees everything from beginning to end. 

We can trust in His guidance 100% of the time.

Walking according to His direction will keep us safe and secure. 

 

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