This morning it is raining in Virginia. It started raining last night, as the sky rumbled and growled. Hurricane Isaias is making its way down the coast. Surrounding areas are getting high winds, flooding and tornados.
2020 has been a doozy. Do you wonder when the Coronavirus Pandemic will end? When will we go back to normal? Will we ever go back to normal?
This morning I read in the bible that it is not for us to know the dates the Father has set by his own authority. I think that we get so involved in our routines and everyday lives that we forgot who is really in charge. It is the perfect time to reevaluate our priorities. Are we trying to control our lives or living each day for the Lord?
When we let go and live for the Lord, we can pray for the Holy Spirit to fill us up. We can receive power from the Holy Spirit. I imagine a super hero being strengthened, and I think that is a good picture of what the Holy Spirit can do for us. When we are feeling weary and burnt out, the Holy Spirit can energize us. When we feel sad and mourn the loss of our loved ones, the Holy Spirit can give our hearts peace. When we feel all alone, the Holy Spirit can fill us up with joy.
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
—Acts 1:7-8 NIV
Over the past few years, I have heard stories on the news about famous people taking their own lives. People that were loved and admired. To outsiders, they had everything, money beyond measure, success, fame, families, loved ones. And, yet they didn’t have enough.
Our souls were created to need God. The void in our life can only be filled with God. God fills that emptiness inside of us. People can think that you have everything, but if you don’t have God, you have nothing. With God, you have everything.
God has set the dates and times, we just need to rely on his timing. We need to trust in God.