Before we ask: “how many new cases of the virus?” or “how many more are unemployed today?”, there’s a more foundational question: “How does God want to use this situation to redirect our priorities?” Is God punishing us or getting our attention? Our nation has been struggling with difficult problems; and just last month we drew even more polarized over the impeachment. Now we are in a lockdown that is isolating people and shutting down businesses and schools causing huge economic repercussions.
God says in James 4:8,“Come near to Me and I will come near to you.” God wants us to turn to Him and let go of the things that enslaved us. Could God use this virus and resulting “social distancing” to give us time to reflect on what really matters in life? Could we discover a higher and greater future on the other side of this calamity? That’s what the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk discovered in facing the calamity of an invading superpower. Join us online this week as we unpack how Habakkuk struggled, but then came to a very different place from where he started.