Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

Another few days, actually another week of uncertainty with the Coronavirus pandemic in our midst. Life has slowed a bit, but in the most uncomfortable of ways.

What do we need?

For things to go back as they were. Right?

Assuming, just for a moment, they haven’t by the time we read this, what then do we need?

Information? The news conferences from the White House provide some of that, to compliment the almost twenty-four-hour-a-day coverage on every media outlet—networks, cable, online, and print.

Supplies? Shelves with items of need are now empty. A bit of panic purchasing perhaps—doubt and fear clouding our otherwise sound decision-making.

What else would be nice to have?

Fellowship?  “Social Distancing” is the rule of the realm, the new guideline governing the routines of our social interaction. Even among loved ones, for their sake, at least. A “Closed” sign has been erected across the country from coast-to-coast and border-to-border. Schools, businesses, sports, churches, social gatherings, and more—all “Closed.”

Financial security? Probably best to not even look at our financial statements and stock portfolios for a while. We hear that the check may soon be in the mail, while jobs are being lost and incomes diminished.

What do we need?

How about trust in the Lord. 

Christian singer, Lauren Daigle, writes these words from her song, “Trust in You”, out of her own life’s journey—

“Letting go of every single dream, I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering, Never changes what You see
I try to win this war, I confess, my hands are weary, I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior, King of the fight, No matter what I face You’re by my side.

You are my strength and comfort, You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation, The rock on which I stand…

When You don’t move the mountains, I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters, I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers, As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You.”

I think Lauren said it just about right.

What do we need?

Today and every day—virus or no virus. In all the ups and downs of the days of the journey and wandering of our lives.

Trust in Him.

In His Name—Scott