10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV)
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalms 139:14 NIV
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A Divine Interruption
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21, NIV
With all this craziness going on with the COVID-19, you could definitely say that life as we know is not the same. We’re all living a new normal and learning to adjust our plans.
I was reminded of an incident that happened several years ago when God interrupted my plans. I had someplace I wanted to go and it was an opportunity for me to either dwell on the negative or make me appreciate the positive.
As I was leaving work my car battery died. I had to call my mom to come help me get it started. However, she was unable to jump me because a car was blocking me in front and on the side of the battery. So I had to call a local car garage to have them come and give me a boost. Which was another delay.
Once I was able to get it started, my mom followed to me a auto shop to get a new battery and have them install it for me. I really could’ve let this whole situation bother me because I had plans and places I wanted to go, but I decided to look at the positive. My car battery was the original one that I’ve had in my car since I first got it. So it’s lasted me 6 years. Both of the guys from the garage and shop told me that I was lucky. But I don’t believe in luck. I do, however, believe in God’s grace and goodness. I was also grateful that I was stuck at work when all this happened and not out driving and got stuck in the middle of nowhere. I was kept safe where it was comfortable and familiar. So, even though my plans were interrupted, I’m chose to dwell on the positive.
Which is what I’m trying to do now. I’m trying to focus on the positive side of everything and re-evaluate some things in my life. Some things that I thought were important aren’t really that important. I’m learning how precious our families and friendships are and how we shouldn’t take them for granted. I’m learning that if God has blessed you where you can reach out and help someone else in need that you should.
I don’t believe God caused the virus, but I do believe that God can use a negative situation and cause it to be used for good. (Romans 8:28)
A Prayer for the Financially Hurting
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