Pursuing God in and out of Trials

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Investing In God’s Kingdom


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It’s April 16th as I write this article, and it seems like everyone is waiting for the “All Clear” to be given around the COVID-19 virus. We’re streaming shows, zooming virtual groups, ordering groceries, walking around the neighborhoods all waiting. Waiting…Waiting…Waiting!

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 — “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”

I’m here to say that God has already given us the all-clear to read His Word and pray to Him. We don’t need a government to tell us to pursue God.

We have been called to humble ourselves. With all the deaths, sickness, anxiety, and loss, I’d imagine we are indeed humbled. If you are not, I would take some time and revisit your situation from a spiritual standpoint. Once you do that, you will see just how fragile our world is. All the false security we have in place—money, food, shelter, organizations, policies—can be brought to a halt faster than we would like to realize. 

This is the point in which you and I need to determine how we are going to process life-altering events. 

Not Connected to God Daily

  • Do we only rely upon the Government to help?
  • Do we only turn to God when something is going bad?
  • Do we blame God when something like COVID-19 happens?
  • Do we only take the focus off of ourselves during a Pandemic?
  • Do we only get into God’s Word during the bad times?
  • Do we only pray to God when something is wrong?

Connected to God Daily

  • We should be communicating with God daily, no matter what is happening in our world/life.
  • We understand the there will be Trials and Tribulations, but God is with us through it all.
  • We need to be helping our neighbors even when there isn’t a worldwide pandemic.
  • If you and I are in God’s Word daily, then we would know He is always in control and loves you. We would understand that there is peace to be found in His word that goes beyond world events.
  • Our prayer life should be an on-going conversation with God, asking for wisdom, direction, and seeking His will for our lives.

Sobering News

My family and I were born and raised in New Orleans (40 years) and went through Hurrican Katrina. We evacuated for the Hurricane and didn’t set foot back in our home until 18 months later. After selling that home in New Orleans, we moved into a house in Charlotte, NC. For two full years, we were in “transition” from what we called “our normal life.” Now with COVID-19 impacting us and the world, we are going through some hard times again. But we are going through this differently as we remember that God was faithful through the Katrina years, and He has not changed during the COVID-19 time.

During the Katrina years, we grew closer to God in our walk, closer to each other, and shared life experiences. If you are interested in reading about that adventure, you can right here on Uncommen (insert link here).

The Good News

The point I want to make is there is going to be a Hurricane Katrina or a COVID-19 or something new that is going to make you pause. 

When you do pause, remember “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Now is the perfect time to turn back to God and read His Will for your life. If you know Him, reread of His love for you and trust Him. If you don’t know Him as your personal Savior, then now is the time to read of His love for you and trust Him.

About the Author: Tj Todd is the CEO of Studio490 Creative Services and the Director of UNCOMMEN.



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