Over the course of the last couple of months there are several words I’ve heard people use to describe themselves. I’ve used a few of them myself. I’ve heard scared, anxious, fearful, confused, unsettled, nervous, foggy, grieving, and so many more. What words have you heard coming out of your mouth and the mouths of those you love?
I’m a firm believer in the fact that God uses our circumstances to change us, to grow us, to rattle us out of our unbelief, to wake us up, and to draw us closer to Himself. And if that’s the case, then seeking to understand and embrace the Providence of God should at the very least be trending in the church. We need to seek to know it, to communicate it to our kids, and to live into it. This just might be the most important pandemic truth and lesson that can be learned and carried for the rest of our lives.
On today’s 1-minute Youth Culture Today podcast (subscribe to this daily podcast wherever you get your podcasts), I describe the blessed reality of “difficult providences.” Take a minute to listen. Share it with someone you know. And download this free little pdf guide we’ve put together on teaching the reality of God’s providence. . . and yes, even the difficult providences that come into our lives as blessings.