With Spring (in the U.S.) starting to bloom, and the weather changing for the better, it’s difficult to hang on and keep “social distancing” ourselves. Most everyone is getting tired of being cooped up. The kids are restless, and so are the adults. All of this sequestering is taking its toll on us—physically, financially, and emotionally.
Steve and I both felt this restlessness this morning (as well as other times). But as I was praying, the following came to me to tell you: “Hang on, refocus, and live Christ.” It’s difficult to hang on right now. We want to burst forth and get out—just like the flowers that are popping up everywhere.
But when I “heard” that phrase, I also knew that it meant we are not to go “bursting forth” before we should. We’ve seen that happen. You probably have too. Someone gives up JUST before they should. If they had waited, they would have been in a MUCH better place. This is where we need to ask God for wisdom, and do things accordingly.
In this time when the Coronavirus is seemingly winding down in some areas of the world, lets apply God’s wisdom and: HANG ON. As we’re directed in the Bible:
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
“And as for you… never tire of doing what is good.” (2 Thessalonians 3:13)
Realize, and hang on to His promises:
“God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)
When you are tempted to give up, and give in before you should say to yourself (and live it out): “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Hang On and REFOCUS
Take your eyes off of your circumstances (to the extent that you can wisely do that). And put your focus on the plan God has for you. He loves you and has a plan for your life individually and together as a married couple. But it is up to us to join Him in that plan. None of this has or ever will take Him by surprise. So He must have a reason for allowing it. Don’t be stiff necked by giving into fear. Pray and then look to what God has for you:
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