“O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.”
Psalms 44:1 NASB
As I sit here in my chair, I am stunned at how so much has changed in so little time. So much appears bleak as the nation, and the world is reeling from the media driven panic that is sweeping over humanity. It is a moment by moment process for me. I am alternating between clenching my teeth and bowing my head as my flesh battles the Spirit.
I must remember.
The Lord has delivered me so many times, again and again. He has proven Himself faithful as I limp through this world and face daily uncertainty. That memory of all the big and little miracles in my life gives me the courage to face whatever may come.
Today I chose to combat the fear welling up in me and headed off to church. Mine is a small body of believers and typically I have the front row to myself. That is what I call social distancing! Earlier this morning I had a crisis of faith. I had gone so far as to text my pastor that I would not attend. As I began to work on this post, I felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit come upon me as I completed the first paragraph.
I will remember.
Now I sit on the front row of the church finishing my writing. I am here. I believe that the Lord has a blessing for me in being obedient. I must make it clear that this is my calling to be here. It is between me and God. If I went to a bigger church, I would likely be back in my chair.
I suspect that this is just the beginning of difficult times. In the midst of the storms that we face it is always good to remember all the good things that God has done. While He may not deliver you from the storm, He will take you through it. My life is a testament to that.
Whether you are in the church in person or worshipping via livestream, remember the goodness of the Lord.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8 NASB