These questions will arise if you sit still long enough to consider the future. How does my future look? Will I get sick? Will I run out of food? How will the bills be paid? Some serious questions with just a few answers.
Uncertainty is the word for the day. What to do is the question. The instructions to students, workers, and everybody in between is to stay home. Most are complying. Some are not. Specific vocations are essential—health care is an example. As the situation goes from bad to anxiety-driven, people are getting more concerned.
The previous questions will call some to look to the Lord for answers. There will be many who will get serious about talking to Him to supply the items of need.
There can be a great peace over those who walk with the Lord. Their quiet dependence and trust will appear strange to others. The silent assurance that God is in control will be misunderstood by many. The Psalmist says, “I have been young, and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or His children begging for bread” (37:25 CSB). That sounds pious to many, but it is the reality of the power of prayer. That makes this real. Trust in God is faith in action. God always does what is best for His children. Yet many times, most of us misunderstand His actions entirely.
What is the purpose of life’s events? The ultimate objective is to bring glory to God.
Circumstances happen, and the timing of the Lord intends to assist people in their spiritual walk and for others to start a personal journey with Him.
When the events of life are totally beyond being understood, this verse comes to mind. It’s how I settle things in my heart. The verse states, “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 CSB). This verse has settled issues in my heart when I want to ask why? All I know is the ways of the Lord are beyond my limitations and abilities.
So, in times of uncertainty, all we can do is trust Him to work everything out according to His ability.