Crisis has a habit of messing up our self sufficiency. We often build cardboard castles around our carefully controlled lives, but when it calapses in the midst of hardship and distress. We have to come to terms with the idea that we are not God, And that we really do need him in our lives.
As we struggle through this coronavirus pandemic. It’s easy to feel like we’ve completely lost control of our lives. Every ordinary activity becomes a burden, but God is with us.
Jeremiah 29:14 Says; God promised that although his people were captives of Babylon, he would one day gather them from their banishment and bring them all home. Jesus said through Jeremiah, that you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Did you understand that?
God waited for his people to return to Him with all their hearts seeking Him and calling on his name for help. He promised to hear them and answer them. God vowed to give them hope and a future.
Sure they still faced decades of captivity. But with Jeremiah’s words, they knew that God would be with them. Even if the troubles never stopped.
God hasn’t left us during this pandemic.
When we cry out to Him, he hears us. As with the Israelites – we have his promise, that one day we will see hope restored.
So, when you seek him with all of your heart, you will find him right there with you in the ruble of your self sufficiency. He never left your side.