"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8 (ESV)
How are you???
In January, like me, you probably had lots of plans, hopes, and dreams for 2020... And then in March, the world came to a standstill and all of those plans were cancelled. Suddenly, those out of town trips were postponed, some indefinitely. People lost opportunities and incomes, some also lost loved ones. Maybe you yourself even became ill. April, May, June, and now July have rolled by and things haven't gotten any easier.
There are countless times where I have worried about myself, my family, and my friends. Countless times where I have wondered "When will everything be normal again???" And countless times where I have experienced anxiety over how we will make it through, but we are here today. We are here today alive & breathing!!! That's evidence of God's grace in our lives when we choose to remain in Him and do one right thing after another. Look how far we have come. Look how far God has carried us. And guess what??? He will carry us through the rest of the year and whatever else may come our way.
I cannot promise better days ahead, but I know this to be true - God is good and He is still in control. As you go about your day, it is my prayer that God will give you His peace as you trust in Him, that your joy will be restored as you continue to seek Him, and that your bodies will be strengthened as you face another uncertain day certain that God will never leave you or forsake you.
What are some things that God has brought you through or done for you in the past that allow you to worship amidst all the worry???