As we start coming out of lockdown it feels as if we’ve been on a journey through very rocky terrain. Hopefully we are coming to the end of this particular journey, and just as children so often ask “are we nearly there yet?”, the question more in our minds is probably, “What is going to happen next and where is God leading us”?. So much has changed and continues to change and the words in Isaiah come to mind:
“See I am doing a new thing!now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isa. 43:19
If indeed God is doing new things in our lives; in His church; and in the land, we need not be anxious or afraid because He will guide us and direct us in the way He wants us to go; He will never leave us or forsake us. His love is everlasting and will sustain us always.
“The faithful love of the LORD never ends; His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning” Lam. 3:22-23
In these still uncertain times, God may give us opportunities to reach out to different people in different ways so that we can share His word with others in our neighbourhood and they too may discover our Father’s great love for them. Throughout this time of grief and hardship for many, with the aid of advancing technology, we hear of an increasing ‘growing together’ of people in communities, in towns and across the land and we need to pray for God’s blessing on all those involved.
A verse that has come very much to mind throughout these past weeks is:
“Don’t be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil.4:7.
God bless and keep you safe