MasterWork friends, those who know tell us our situation with COVID-19 will get much worse before it starts to get better, perhaps peaking in the next two weeks. But that doesn’t mean the challenges or the break from our routines or the social distancing will cease in two weeks. That is likely to go on for several more weeks. In light of this, I’m reading in Isaiah today and the following words of hope stood out to me. I hope they will encourage you as well.
(Isa 40:31 NIV) but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Are you feeling like the youths and young men in verse 30–“tired and weary” and figuratively stumbling and falling? Not sure how long you can keep up the current arrangement? Feeling sapped by sameness day after day? Then soak in the other three verses, especially verse 31, and hope in the Lord. “The everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” who does “not grow tired or weary” and whose knowledge and wisdom “no one can fathom” stands ready, willing, and able to “renew [your] strength” and cause you not only to survive but to “soar.” Psalm 121:1 in the old King James says, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” So look up and hope In the Lord. That’s where your help will come from.
On a different note, I’d love to hear from you how you are staying in touch with your groups and doing Bible study during this unprecedented season in our lives. What are you doing? Have you discovered anything that seems to be working well in your situation that others of us might try? Are you struggling with something that another of us might have found a way to address?