Not long ago, as I was listening to a segment on NPR, I heard a report that detailed the data of the economic damage done by the COVID-19. It spoke with specificity regarding the industries that had been hit the hardest.
The story stated that the overwhelming majority of states have recorded their highest unemployment rates in at least the last 40 years!
This gave me some insight, as well as empathy into the arguments that have been made in terms going back vs. continuing quarantine.
I wish I could travel, my children could safely return to school, and everything would get back to normal. But the reality remains… No one knows, and we could very well still be some time away.
So, what should we do while we are waiting?
The Bible gives us some guidance in Psalm 27:14 “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Notice the placement of the word “patiently“. It qualifies the type of waiting that is required of us now.
It speaks of endurance combined with anticipation, but not angst!
Contrary to popular opinion, waiting is not an activity of inaction!
To wait on God means to remind ourselves of His promises, refresh ourselves in His presence, and to exhaust our ability in seeking His purpose for our lives.
Until the next time,
We love you and there’s nothing that anyone can do about it!
Pastor Eric Hatcher