Quarantines Remind That He Is Still God By Hannah Harrison for CNS News
That’s the easiest way to describe how I’ve felt since the world crumbled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I can’t see my friends. I can’t go to the store. I can’t swing by my favorite restaurants on the way home from work. Simply put, I’m trapped.
Two weeks ago, I had the freedom to visit and go wherever I wanted. Last week, I watched as sporting events, amusement parks, and churches closed their doors for the foreseeable future. Today, I am on day eight of being indoors with my family.
It’s shocking how fast things can change, isn’t it?
As a 22-year-old, I’ve never known a “slow-paced” society. Instead, my life has been filled with activities, restaurants, and events that pulled me all over the place. Yet, for the first time in my life that isn’t the case. Instead of dates with my boyfriend or dinners with my best friend, I am stuck inside with no place to go.
The first few days proved restful. However, before long it became monotonous, and I was fearful as to whether life would go back to normal or not. It’s new, it’s different, and it’s changing! And for many of us, when those things happen, it can send us into a fearful fit that brings anxiety and uneasiness.
As believers, we know that the battle is already won. But, was the war ever really about the freedom to leave the house? Maybe not at first. But we as a culture have grown busy and fast; I can’t help but wonder if the Lord is using it to teach us a lesson.
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth,” Psalm 46:10.
“Be still and know that I am God” – what a thought.
In the chaos of life, it is hard to be still. We have places to go, people to see, and things to accomplish. It isn’t wrong to be busy, it’s just normal. But during busyness, do we ever stop and think, “Wow. I need to just take a break and magnify my Creator during my everyday tasks.”