What a year 2020 been shaping up to be With stuff happening that usually only happens in the movies From record deaths from a mystery disease To record protests over police brutality Never seen up close fires and looting in the city On this weekend, it was no such thing as an emergency Calls to 911 went unanswered as Police and Fire were so busy All you could do was pray for your safety As there was no where to run, mayhem was all over country
It got to the point where I asked myself if I wanna live long enough to see this again Then, I was reminded of the words of Job Shall we just receive good from the hands of a God and not bad (Job 2:10) And besides, through all this God is keeping us Didn’t He keep the disease away While parts of the city burned, didn’t He keep us safe We’ve missed no meals, got essentially what we need No matter what happens in the world God’s been our refuse and fortress (Psalm 91:2) God is keeping us.
Shelter in place? How boring that’s going to be No concerts, dining out, etc., just sitting around watching tv But something happened surprisingly I discovered being happy with doing everyday simple things
Simple things, like trying a new cake recipe After all, due to closure, can’t get favorite cake from bakery Time has allowed new household abilities Cleaning, gardening and fixing things The Bible says the joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10) And the Lord will show you how to get joy in the simplest things He will give you joy even when you’re doing nothing
Because it’s not what you do, it’s your attitude It can be one of feeling something missing or one of gratitude Be still for a minute or a few Meditate on the number of ways you’ve been blessed And thank God for discovering simple happiness.