Today’s Worship Walk: Romans 12:12

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“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Romans 12:12

I was talking with my mom last night on the phone about the coronavirus situation, in her area and mine. She shared about going out to her neighborhood grocery store for a few things, and I quizzed her on what precautions she took. (She did well!) After the call, I lifted up a prayer of gratitude that my family members all seem to be healthy so far. Then, a question popped into my head: When will things return to normal?

The answer, of course, is that no one knows. This is such a strange and uncharted path we’re all on right now, and we have no idea how long the road is. I realized that this situation could definitely trigger my “gotta have some control over my life” response. Truthfully I think it already has.

It would be easy for me to either sigh and complain that I can’t do anything, or sink into a lethargic funk about what’s happening. But in these words from the Apostle Paul, I’m reminded that there is plenty for me to do, wherever I am. If I stay busy with things like reading God’s Word, I’ll end up spending my time in a more positive way:

Being joyful by consciously choosing to put hope in my loving, gracious God

Being patient by remembering the promises of my mighty, powerful God

Being faithful by seeking to grow closer to my devoted, protective God

Are you reading God’s Word each day? There’s no better moment than now.


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One thought on “Today’s Worship Walk: Romans 12:12

  1. One thing is certain, if we’re at home daily because of Corona, we can’t say we don’t have time to read the Bible. If we’re not it’s because we don’t wish to. Harsh criticism, but probably true. Inspiring piece. Thanks.

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