5. I’ve Learned to Submit to God’s Sovereignty
When you are living life 24 hours at a time, fully in the present, you realize the beauty of surrender. You see the value in choosing to submit to His call in Philippians 4:8 to think on things that are true, right, pure, lovely, and praiseworthy.
Hearing, seeing, and trusting Him with more definition, you are reminded to bend and defer to an always intentional, always good God.
This time has sharpened my prayers and my willingness to yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
We’ve been shaken and stretched, frustrated and flummoxed, yet our time has not been wasted. The pause has not been a loss. How could the Giver of Life give us the gift of precious days, and then want us to scrap and squander them because they were weird and really hard? Let’s remember that He’s intentional all the time in what He allows in our lives.
Though the feeling can be uncomfortable, it is good to be reminded of our smallness and God’s bigness. We don’t have to handle it all.
Will you join me in looking back through these last harrowing months for the movement of God in your life? Lean in to the lessons that the Lord might have been whisper shouting to you all along this pandemic way. They’ll likely serve you on the road ahead and help you to carry hope like a sword.
For those who experienced the devastating effects of Covid-19 more acutely through loss of life, the struggle for life, or financial losses, please know that our hearts and prayers are with you.
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