Monday Musings: 3 questions we should all be asking

Ahhh 2020.

Just when we think we’ve got you figured out (insert your favorite conspiracy theory here)…

And, now the Left Coast is on fire.

Seriously.

Entire cities and towns and even hospitals (hospitals?!) have been evacuated up and down the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

This year has been one like no other in recent memory…and apparently it’s not over yet.

So, as we watch our land burn (literally)…

As we put our political stakes in the ground and wait for Election Day to save our country…

As we argue and debate and look down condescendingly at anyone who thinks differently than we do about COVID-19 or any other “hot-button” issue in our culture these days…

We should all stop, take a deep breath, and think (I mean REALLY THINK) about these three questions…

Where is God in all of this?

Has God lost control of the world?

If God can make all of this go away, then why doesn’t He?

The answers to these questions could fill a book (or LOTS of books), but I’m intentionally keeping this short.

So, let me just end with these words from 2 Chronicles 7…

13 At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 

If God might shut up the heavens or send plagues to get His people’s attention, don’t you think He might also send a global pandemic or throw countries into political and social unrest or allow fires to burn?

Because if He did, then we need to stop arguing and complaining and fighting against it all and do more of this instead…

Humble ourselves.

Pray.

Seek the Lord.

Turn from our wicked ways.

And then trust God to forgive us of our sins…and heal this land.

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