What are we going to do? Do we send the kids to school or stick with just distance learning? How will we go to work? How will we pay the bills? How can we bring a newborn baby into all of this? Will our parents and grandparents be ok? What are we going to do?
Do you know what you’re doing? It feels like every time we start heading in a good direction, there is suddenly a roadblock and a detour. This pandemic has created so many unknowns for all of us and we find ourselves taking a few steps forward only to take a few steps back.
Sometimes we just don’t know the way, but Jesus says,
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” John 14:6
In this time of uncertainty, let’s keep our eyes on Jesus and our mind set on eternal things of value. Do our kids know where to go when anxiety strikes? Have we prayed with our spouse lately, holding hands on our knees and talking to Jesus together? Have we made time for a friend just because? Have we inserted an act of kindness into our day for someone we don’t even know? Have we spent a moment with our Savior without a to do list, just to bask in His beautiful Spirit?
We can make plans for school, jobs, and church; but it’s possible that some of that will change. There are eternal things that will always stay the same: faith, hope, and love. Diving into these eternal values as we make decisions reminds us that although the world around us feels as though it is wasting away, it is not our forever home.
“In his heart man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
God will get us there, each step of the way. We need not worry. We can plan for the future. We can pray. We can trust God to never leave us and we can find peace in His unfailing love even in the middle of the unknown.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18