These last two weeks have been like something we have never experienced before. We don’t know what to expect. It has changed the way we do things, changed the way meet, changed the way we shop, changed the way we live. This can be a time of great worry. We can feel the need to want to figure it out. It can feel like we are losing control.
The thing is we have never been in control. Times like this highlight how little control we actually have. Even though we have never experienced this before we can trust in someone who has. Someone who does know what to expect. The children song comes to mind “He’s got the whole world in his hands.”
I have found myself becoming anxious trying to figure out my next few weeks, how I will accomplish all that I need, but Matthew 6 tell us “…do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…seek first his kingdom and his righteousness…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Philippians 4 “Do not be anxious about anything, instead pray about everything.
So like Israel is told in Psalm 1:30 lets put our hope in the Lord Not in ourselves. Let’s not worry, let’s use this time to pray and ask God what he is doing. Let’s focus less on what we can control and more on the one who is in control. Let’s wash our hands and find someone to call, or text, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype… Let’s use this time of physical distancing to engage socially using the mediums that we do have. We can use this time of uncertainty to remember that there is nothing uncertain about the God we trust in.