In the turbulent times that we live in today, it is important to “LIVE IN SPITE OF” the current circumstances. I realize that many restrictions have been put in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and our lives have all been changed. Many people have lost jobs, going to the grocery store is discouraging, as people hoard certain products and life can be a challenge at this time.
However, we must not allow our circumstances to keep us from LIVING our lives. What I mean is, make the necessary changes, but don’t let the changes steal our joy and care for others. Our children and grandchildren need to see us with a smile on our faces. We shouldn’t be in panic mode, we need to rely on the Lord through trying times. When David was running from Saul and went to the enemies of Israel the Philistines, he was afraid, yet kept his trust in God.
Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
As people that have placed the saving of their soul in the hands of God through Christ, we need to trust Him beyond our salvation. Not in politicians or 401ks or having enough toilet paper to last for the next 6 months. Our trust must be in the Lord.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Are we enjoying the peace of God today or are we fretting over the circumstances around us? May we LIVE IN SPITE OF the current situation by enjoying the peace that comes from trusting in the Lord.
Remember, that there are many people that have loved ones that are in the hospital or nursing homes today that they are not allowed to see. There are people that are directly affected by the coronavirus that are suffering.
Let’s look to lift someone up today. Show others the peace of God and joy in the midst of trials. Family and friends are watching us today.