Updated: Feb 7
The year 2020 is leaving quickly. It has been a year unrivaled in its scope of change to the world. There is not one aspect of life on this planet that has not been affected by what is called COVID-19. Countries have shut down; hospitals have been taxed to capacity and beyond; health care workers are coming out of retirement to lend a hand to the overworked staff in the U.S. The U.S. has seen record numbers of unemployment because of small businesses being forced to close. There are jobs that are simply not going to come back and many families in the U.S. face eviction, homelessness and overwhelming difficulties. This is probably true in other world economies as well.
This was an election year in the U.S. and for the first time in its history, the loser of the Presidential race refused to concede the election. There have been false allegations of voter fraud which continue to be nullified through the courts yet the current president continues to challenge not just the election, but also, the democratic process itself. The world seems to be going mad!
Nonetheless, I am reminded of a beautiful scripture that is very appropriate for this time found in Habakkuk 3:17-19: "Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls;
Yet will I rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.
Our God is still in control of this world. His love for mankind does not change even as everything we know seems to be topsy-turvy there is still hope. You and I can still rejoice in the LORD; He is still our strength. And if you do not believe in Him, I invite you to learn of Him in His Word. You will find that He is not only the only One we can depend on but He loves you greatly. 2020 can still be a year of positive change as you learn of Him who is the God of our salvation.