Things seemed to be going smoothly, and then all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, the road we’re walking takes a terrible turn and we find ourselves trudging through a dark valley. We long for answers, direction, and relief, but don’t always find them. Feelings of discouragement follow . . .
I read a Chinese Proverb recently that says,
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Reading this got me thinking —What’s my song? What’s hidden within my heart that I can rely on when life doesn’t make sense?
With social distancing being the new norm, our words count more than ever! So, hug someone with your words today. Be encouraging and kind. Let your words be like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
During my prayer time this morning I felt like I heard this question in my spirit—
If you had a common enemy, would you not stand against him?
That got me thinking about the widening political divide. We cannot be ignorant of the devils schemes. We have a common enemy— the devil! And he’s baiting us into war! People are not our enemy, the devil is. Hear God’s Word:
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”—Ephesians 6:11-12
These are hard times, with the covid pandemic and all the consequences of having our nation shut down. People are suffering in the US and all around the world, and need hope. When you need hope, the best place to turn is to the God of hope! God can work miracles, and there is always hope for those who trust in him! Let’s pray . . .