The year 2020 brought another devastating and strange event this week But instead of it being an event of national news It was one close to my heart and home I could have started feeling down and in defeat Instead I looked back and thought about all the fun memories And it made me smile and block out what was currently happening
Going forward that’s the recipe to use When 2020 brings terrible news I’ll think about stuff like past concerts, vacations, backyard BBQs And any other memory of fun things we used to do
How can you smile in the midst of adversity? One, by realizing it could have been worse than it turned out to be Two realizing that with life, God is still in control If He allowed fun times in the past, in the future fun time we will see But for now we can still smile about fun memories.
Scripture Reference: 1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine:, thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all.
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.