The last few months have left me speechless. That’s why I haven’t posted a new blog post in a while—I haven’t known what to say or how to put my emotions into words. 2020 will definitely be a year we will remember, and not necessarily with fond memories. First came the “stay at home” season for several months due to the coronavirus. Just as we were beginning to open up the economy, we moved into a season of protests after the death of George Floyd. But peaceful protests then morphed into violence, looting, and more senseless murders. It’s hard to watch the news, and I find myself asking, “God, what is happening to us?”
Perhaps you’re feeling the same way with all that’s going on in our world today. From our perspective, it seems as if we’re spiraling in a downward trajectory to a place we don’t want to be. But God continues to remind me that He is still on the throne. He hasn’t forgotten about us. He hasn’t given up on us and turned His attention elsewhere. He’s right in the middle of this with us, still on the throne.
Lately I’ve been praying David’s words from Psalm 143:8:
“Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning for I trust in You; teach me the way in which I should walk; for to You I lift up my soul.”
Two things to ask of God each morning:
Let me hear your lovingkindness in the morning. “Lord, let me see your lovingkindness in a tangible way today—either in my own life or as I look around me. Don’t let me miss or ignore your lovingkindness today.
Teach me the way in which I should walk. “Lord, show me how to respond to today’s circumstances in a way pleasing to you.”
Two things to commit to each morning:
I trust in You. “Lord, I don’t know what tomorrow holds for us, but I can trust You because You know what tomorrow holds, and You are working according to Your sovereign plan.”
I lift up my soul. “Lord, I lift my eyes to You and pour out all the emotions, fears, disappointments, and questions that are filling my mind today. I look to You for strength to take one day at a time.”
I know God is sovereign and working in ways we can’t see. He is using this time to slow me down and draw me into a deeper intimacy with Him.
How is God working in you during this season of turmoil and change and uncertainty? Is there a Scripture you’ve been praying through during this time? I’d love to hear from you!