Stir Crazy with Hope – From Renee
Stir Crazy with Hope!
Feeling a little stir crazy? Uncertain? Isolated? You aren’t alone! Uncertain times leave us
feeling well, uncertain! I know during the first week of the “Stay Home-Stay Healthy” order, I
was feeling a lot of emotions. You know them too I’m sure… fear, confusion, vulnerability to
name a few. No one likes those feelings!
My faith is being tested and I will have a choice, like every person on earth, what I choose to
believe. I have lived my Christian life quoting things like, “God is good all the time”, “He works
all things together for good”, “Faith is evidence of things not seen”, “Do not be afraid for He is
with you”. These truths from Scripture come out of my mouth second nature really. They are in
the Bible and I believe them, yet they mean something different to me today. To be honest, I’ve
never had an opportunity like the present, to press into my faith from this angle before. What is
God doing? What do I believe? Do I truly believe what I say I believe?
As I began to wade through the feelings I was experiencing, I landed on a few facts. Our hope is
not in our world leaders. Our hope is not in our economy. Our hope is not even in our doctors.
Please hear my heart. Although people and systems are important, our HOPE is only in the Lord!
He is our Rock and our firm foundation that will not be shaken by the Coronavirus or the world’s
God is not surprised; He has a plan and a purpose! He is a good God and I have a choice in this
matter. I choose to be thankful, because without this deeply moving time, I wouldn’t have been
pressed into this place. I choose to worship, because God inhabits the praises of His people and I
love spending time with Him. This is where He is waiting. Waiting to bring you peace, speak to
you, encourage you, fill you with hope, love and joy. When you least expect it, your mind is
renewed! Your heart is overflowing and spills into a world in need of the very One who created
it! – Renee