During these times of quarantine, do you find yourself having a heavy heart? Do you feel that God has put you through something for no reason? Or maybe that God doesn’t care about you and that’s why he gives you these hard times? Here’s what Jesus has to say about going throw hardship.
“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.”Hebrews 12:7-10 NIV
As this passage states, you are a child of God! If you believe in Jesus, you are granted the privilege of being called his child. Just as a human father disciplines his child, God will discipline his. This hardship that we are all enduring, COVID-19, could be a way that God is disciplining us. Since the beginning of this outbreak, we have seen people going out of their way to help others. We’ve seen people in New York come out onto their patios every night at 7 to applaud health care workers. We have seen churches start soup kitchens to pass out to those who need it. Week after week we see schools pass out lunches to their students. We have seen such kindness out of people since this pandemic has begun. Is this pandemic God telling the world that we all need to be more kind to each other?
Regardless of whatever situation you may be going through that is making your heart grow heavy, know that you are a child of God who is cared for by God. Every hardship we go through or every pandemic this world faces, God disciplines us for good. During our time on Earth we are to grow in the likeness of Jesus and if this pandemic teaches us to be kinder to others, I think we took a good step forward to become more like Jesus.
A Daughter of Grace, Brylee