Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
This verse has been on my heart and mind for the last few weeks now. In fact, it has served as a
lifeline for me during this time of chaos. I need this reminder that God’s got this. Like Peter walking on the water, I can quickly lose my focus. I start focusing on the storm–on the swirling of news and covid -19 information all around me, on the feelings of isolation, on the grief of missed family, friends, and activities. When this is my focus I begin to sink. Proverbs 3 reminds me that God is bigger than the storm and that I need a focus change. I really like how the message paraphrase puts it; “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.”
So often I try to figure things out on my own and yet this is too big of a task for me. As I write this article (at the end of April), I am already trying to figure out if we will still be staying home when the newsletter comes out or if businesses will be opening again. But it is not my job to figure this all out – it is my job to trust. God has got this! Don’t be a know it all!
We are called not only to trust, but also to listen for God’s voice in all things. God will keep us on track, but we need to listen for our directions – our marching orders. Maybe you are feeling a nudge this week to call and check on someone – do it! Maybe you have been wanting to send a card to someone or drop some food off at Food at First – do it! Listen for God’s voice and fol-low where you are being led.
Remember we are all in this together. Whether we are together in person or still connecting virtually, we need to remember to focus on God and to connect with those around us. God’s got this and God is holding you!
Trusting and following God together with you,