Through all of this 2020 pandemic chaos, there’s a sensation I’ve had of standing alone, being alone, feeling alone. I’ve heard others express the same… I know I am never actually alone.
God allowing difficulties and hard times is frustrating and difficult to reason the whys. Yet I know He will use all things, even controversies, differences of opinions and social divides.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron,
so a person sharpens his friend.
It can hurt to be on different sides with loved ones (neighbors or friends) – unable to relate or agree, even if congenial. But we can listen with love and so bring glory to God.
God wastes nothing offered to Him! He is growing us, refining us, maturing us always. He is passionately into making us more like Jesus as painful as that may be.
Ezekiel 14:23 They will console you when you see their behavior and their deeds, because you will know that it was not without reason that I have done everything that I have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.”
The hot topics of today have only pushed me to dive deeper into God’s word for answers and reassurance, to carve out more time for prayer and to seek Him alone for the love I need toward others.
I am never alone! The great God of the Universe is with me ready to strengthen and help me. And He has a purpose!