Hey there beautiful people!
Whew, how are we in the middle of May, already???? I’m not one to complain when the days seem to be going fast, so hey! it’s all good.
I predict today’s post will be quite short as I want to share really quickly something that stood out to me at today’s online church service.
This morning I worshipped with Free Chapel church on Youtube Live. The main text of Pastor Jentzen’s message was from 2 Corinthians 6:9-10.
2 Corinthians 6:9-10 NIV
9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Boy did verse 10 do a number on me as I reflected on it. “Sorrowful yet rejoicing.” Other contrasts that come to mind: waiting yet patient; uncertain yet steadying (continuing on, not giving up).
Personally, I reached the point in this pandemic where I’m over trying to maintain a routine, over trying to stay sane, over trying to prevent things from seeming like they are ruined or falling apart.
But as time goes on, the words above describe perfectly how I am staying faithful. Having reasons to be sorrowful, yet choosing THE reason to rejoice and recalling other reasons to be glad. Uncertain of what may come next and unable to make plans yet choosing to keep living – one foot in front of the other.
A comment I’ve been making to myself and God recently is “Lord, I don’t have it in me to worry. It changes nothing. You said you will take care of me.” Lol, a short, sweet and honest prayer. Feel free to use it for yourself also! I encourage you to also study Matthew 6:25-34 together with this.
For a lot of people, the pandemic is truly the least of your afflictions – even though it may exacerbate other issues, it is not the major thing that keeps you worrying or questioning your journey and purpose or causing you to lose faith.
But today I was reminded of Galatians 6:9 and I want to remind you of it too.
Galatians 6:9 NIV
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
As verse 9 of our first text says, even when the world may not know you or the troubles you face and the nights you spend in terror, God does.
God knows you and He is with you. And at the proper time, if you faint not, you will reap the success of your suffering.
Steady on, dear One, This too shall pass.
That’s it, friends! I pray you are blessed by this post and get to share it with others who may need it. How is quarantine going for you all? Anyone learning any new tips or tricks? Shareee! 😉
Stay blessed and a blessing,
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