Monday Morning Meditation 7-6-20

I am tired.  I am completely exhausted mentally, physically, emotionally and even spiritually.  And many others are as well.

This ongoing pandemic is creating a lot of stress and anxiety in people.

The ongoing battle over who’s truth is actually truth regarding Covid is exhausting.  One doctor says one thing, another says something else, and a whole lot of people with absolutely no training in medicine or infectious diseases seem to sway a lot of opinions, especially on social media.

Add to that the continuing civil unrest in our nation and an upcoming election that will bring about more negativity.

It is getting hard to even know what to pray for these days.  Do we pray for a vaccine? Do we pray that the virus just “goes away”?  Do we just pray for everyone to just get along?  How do we even pray for this situation?

Sometimes we just go to God in silence and let God guide us.

Romans 8:26-29

26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

28We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family.

There are prayer times when we need to be bold in asking, and there are times when we need to allow God to tell us what to pray for – so that our hearts and minds can be in God’s direction.

This is one of those times.

You might think things are not as bad as reports indicate.  You might think things are worse than reported.  You might be genuinely confused and concerned (like me).  We may not agree on any of today’s crisis topics but we can agree on one thing.  We need to pray.  And instead of telling God what to do, we need to allow God to direct us.

Peace,

Pastor Bill

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