Wow. I never thought when I chose my one word (FAITH) for the year that it would be tested so quickly. Also, the devotional I’m reading–Faith Over Fear–was perfect timing for 2020 midst the craziness of Covid19.
It brings to mind a question. How do we trust and have faith in such crazy times? When our lives and the entire world have been uprooted?
I hesitate to say this…but…it’s simple.
I’m not saying this is easy, especially when we’re bombarded with growing numbers of this virus. It’s tough. I get it. I’ve had moments of panic, but then I’m reminded of God’s presence. He’s in control. Not me.
On December 29th, our pastor spoke about anxiety and worry. He said we go through feelings of imbalance and uselessness. Yup. That’s the world we’re living in right now. I love the definition he gave for worry – it’s vacillating between fear and hope.
This past week has proven this definition to be true. But…here’s how he ended his sermon. Two “D’s” (I’m paraphrasing here):
Desire – we need to move from our heads to our hearts. Pray for an enlightened heart.
Doing – we need to ACT on our FAITH.
Let’s do that. Choose FAITH over fear.
And act upon it.
Isaiah 43:19 (ESV)
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
Desert Song (Hillsong)
This is one of the amazing songs we sang on December 29th. It’s powerful…listen to the words.