People with their minds set on you,
you keep completely whole,
Steady on their feet,
because they keep at it and don’t quit.
Depend on God and keep at it
because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.
No matter where we turn right now, news of the coronavirus pandemic has filled the airways. There’s Google and the neighbor next door, and the man at work (for those that are still working), and the latest report on the news. Everyone has a report, everyone has an opinion as to how well our government has handled this crisis or how poorly. Everyone has more questions than answers and seems to have more anxiety than peace. This apparently took our world by surprise, but can I just say it did not take God by surprise? He is not watching this and scratching His head in wonder. Reports abound everywhere and the question to ask is who’s report are we going to believe and trust in?
This reminds me of when I was pregnant and everyone had a pregnancy story to tell. Some were even encouraging! Most, however, were not. Most were of the things that went wrong, some horribly wrong. They produced fear in me. I finally had to ask people to not tell me their less than ideal ending stories. I have likewise, pulled away from conversations about this coronavirus and have purposed to set my mind on God.
I have to remind myself that there is only one report that matters. Only one story that is worth dwelling on and that story is the one written by God. This verse reminds us that even in the midst of a multitude of reports, we have to choose which to listen to, and only those who keep their minds set on God will be completely whole. We are to depend on God and not quit depending upon Him. Bad reports don’t take a vacation and neither should we in our purposeful, intentional setting our minds on God. Reports don’t stop coming, people are all too eager to share their theories and speculations, but we can decide what report to dwell on. In God we have a sure thing. That’s helpful to remember in the midst of waiting and wondering.
Father, Yours, is the only report that matters. Thank You, that in the midst of the waiting and wondering, You are aware of us and what is going on here and Your report prevails. Please surround us with Your peace, help us to keep our minds set on You and so that we may remain steady. Thank You, that in You, we have a sure thing. Thank you that You see the end from the beginning and Your lovingkindness is everlasting. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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