Is it just me or is this season of uncertainty going on and on? There are so many things that are different. Many places are still not open or are under certain restrictions. People are without jobs or still stuck working at home. Civil unrest continues and politics are dividing people. Little things for me like traveling plans and taking classes are up in the air due to COVID-19. As I was considering these uncertainties and talking with a friend, I said, “maybe we need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.”
Isn’t that something the Lord might be after in our hearts this season? We clearly cannot control what’s going on in our world right now, but we can control how we steer our heart and mind in this season. What are you letting steer your heart in this season? Are you being led by chaos of everything around you, thus feeling chaos in the inside? I wouldn’t blame you if you were. This is a hard time, and I know for sure I have let these times get to me and my mental health. Yet, I feel God calling us as a Body to deeper trust and intimacy with Him than ever before. We know that God works all things together for His good (Romans 8:28), and I have to believe that getting closer to Jesus during this time is crucial, more than ever before.
While we are on the cusp of the greatest revival ever we are also facing the greatest suffering and persecution that our nation has ever faced. It’s time for us to wake up and step out of our comfort zones, using our gifts for His kingdom and reigniting the kindle of light in our relationship with God. Only close relationship with Him will carry us through the coming days. You may find yourself in very uncomfortable, unwanted situations, some that don’t seem to have answers. I’m here to tell you that Jesus IS the answer. To whatever trials you are facing, He is the answer. To whatever mental health problems you are facing, He is the answer. I can’t tell you how He is going to work it out; I just know I can tell you He is going to work it out.
My prayer for you today is for the Lord to help you get comfortable with the uncomfortable – may you experience His faithfulness and love and lean into that. Take heart, for He has overcome.
Copyright 2020 Marie Lorah