Weekly Devotionals – 13th April 2020

Shalom! We are in a “circuit breaker” season and the resounding message is to stay at home and leave home only for essential services to slow the community spread of COVID-19. Let us all do our part and adhere to these measures seriously. Even if we believe in God’s protection and have no fear, follow the government’s advisories closely for the sake of our loved ones and the selfless frontline medical personnel. Let us also continue to cover them with our prayers. Together we can overcome!

The phrase “Reset and Restoration” have been ringing in my mind. I believe that this is the theme for our season and I hope to encourage us all. We have begun to reset our daily routine, the way we work and study, how we spend our time and foster the relationships we treasure. For better or worse, most of us are forced to spend extended periods of time together in a confined space. For many, there is a constant worry about our livelihood and future.

Despite the season’s challenges, we can see it as an opportunity to reset our lives. We often find ourselves caught up in the busyness of life. In a real sense, this could be the best time to reset our priorities and re-examine where we are heading in life. This may be an unfortunate season for the world. However, God can take the things that are bad and work them out together for the good of His people (Romans 8:28). He gives us His glorious promise that He will do so.

When Jesus came, His forgiveness was the reset button to transform our lives. We were hopeless in our sin, but God made a way for us in His Son. Remember the day when you first believed in the Lord and His Gospel? That was a new day, a complete reset for your destiny.

What are the things in your life that needs a “reset”? When given this opportunity, we can either dwell over the loss of our freedom and convenience or rest in the grace and love of God to be renewed. We do not have to remain in the same old place, entangled in the same old sins. God’s mercies for us are new every morning. Let us continue to hope in Him. (Lamentations 3:22-24).