Living well amidst great uncertainty:
Here we go with another round of a COVID variant disrupting our lives and bringing much uncertainty. How do we do this again? Is there light at the end of the tunnel or will we be hit with further variants? As followers of Jesus Christ, we are forced to make some heart-felt decisions. Will we continue to trust that God is in control of our lives, or will we fall to the mercy of our circumstances? I plead with you to look up and keep trusting.
Certain characters in the Bible really inspire me because of their tenacity in believing the Lord during impossible situations. God asked Abraham to leave everything he knew in his homeland Haran, and travel at least 1,280km to Canaan (without a car!). Abraham was quite wealthy and established in Ur, but he still obeyed and gave it all up to follow God’s will. Then when he arrived a famine hit, and he had to go to Egypt. When he returned he had to begin establishing his life all over again in his eighties! Does that make your situation feel better?
Sometimes we can feel estranged from biblical characters, because we live in a different age with a whole new set of issues. But God is unchanging. He blessed his followers in the Bible, and He still blesses His followers today. God will not leave us. He will uphold us with His righteous right hand. But we must stay attached to the vine. We no longer have the glory of in-person church services to help us feel grounded in faith. Like Abraham, we must find our own inner faith. We must nurture our own soul with God’s truths. It’s not a bad thing that we are forced to grow in maturity largely under our own steam. That’s what separates the wheat from the chaff. So, let’s all be wheat, and may God’s harvest be plentiful.