“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come” ~Proverbs 31:25.
That has been a hard phrase to live up to recently. The world is in panic mode. On top of that, lots of good things have been ending.
Many students are finishing up their classes. But they may only celebrate through video. Sports seasons have been called off. Jobs have been lost. Loved ones have passed. All this is a reality we are having to live with.
For me personally, high school ended last week. Then, this past Wednesday, I finished up freshman year of college. My last spring at home is coming to a close. I am having to say goodbye to so many wonderful teachers. My childhood is officially ended.
The future is a very scary thought at the moment. But through it all, hope endures.
One of the many things God is teaching me is to rely more on Him and trust Him deeper. A passage He has laid on my heart to memorize is Psalm 46.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present Help in times of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, through the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, through the mountains tremble at it swelling. There is a river who streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her in the morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; He utters His voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come, behold the works of the Lord, how He has brought desolation on the earth. He make war cease to the ends of the earth; He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the chariots of fire. ‘Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!’ The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress”.
These verses give me such hope, and remind me God is truly in control. The earth will fail, but God, our Refuge, will not. He remains constant. Nothing we do is without Him. Truly, we have nothing to fear of tomorrow, and we can laugh with Christ’s strength.
Stay crazy and laugh at your fears of tomorrow,