As we start another week of this unprecedented time in all of our lives, it feels like a point where many of us are losing hope that we will ever see a light at the end of this tunnel. As the resident introvert of my family, even I am starting to get a little stir crazy and can find myself going down the path of thinking this is never going to end.
It is hard to hold on to hope sometimes. Especially now, when so much of what is happening is completely out of our control. For me, this loss of control creates fear and that fear is what devours my hope.
But our God is not a God of fear. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
(Psalm 27:1) So many songs have been penned from this Psalm. One that we sing and one that has resounded for me in these times is The Everlasting.
“I will wait for you…”
It feels like all we can do is wait. And then we wake up tomorrow and do more waiting. But in the midst of the waiting, and being stripped of so many of our usual distractions, we can fix our eyes on Him more and more.
“I will remain confident in this, I will see the goodness of the Lord”
And even in the waiting we can see His goodness. In the beautiful sunny days amidst a week of clouds and rain, in the uninterrupted family time we have without our usual busyness and plans, in the acts of selflessness and service of so many who are helping. We wait, but we wait on a God whose love surpasses the fear, the loss of control, and the pain.
“We set our hope on You, we set our hope on Your love, We set our hope on the One who is the Everlasting God.”
The Everlasting God – here before all of this started, here in the start of another week, and here long after this will all be but a small memory in our timelines. I encourage you to put down the news sources, the state by state statistics, the theories about future devestation… and instead continue to set your eyes and your hope on Him. Be lifted up by His peace, His calm, and His steadfastness.
God was with us before and He is with us now. He is not only the light at the end of the tunnel, He IS the tunnel. We are surrounded by His love now and forever.