Yesterday I wrote that this current situation facing our world will likely have a lesson in it. As I wrote it I was thinking that God has something for me to learn from my work being halted and now what does He want me to do with the time I have on my hands? I’ve got to be worthwhile and what will that look like? Today, in my devotional reading from Oswald Chambers’ 90 Days of Selected Devotionals, he writes that God, when we are hit with a situation/crisis/challenge/trial, is more interested in us unlearning a belief about Him. “His purpose in using the cloud is to simplify our beliefs until our relationship with Him is exactly like that of a child–a relationship simply between God and our own souls.”
I don’t like to admit that I have “doomsday” thinking, but I sometimes do. I have to fight it so I don’t get owned by it. My instant thought about the work being taken away for this time easily went to my old thinking/lies. I had the thoughts that I’m unworthy of the work, I am leading them down a path of destruction and I need to be pulled away before I do more harm, etc. God stopped the work to save them and to stop me. Even though I know better than believe these lies, this is what awakens me in the middle of the night which has happened the past two nights. God wants me to unlearn this lie and trust Him as I would as a child. I love this God we have and serve! He cares so much for each one of us and demonstrates it in such caring ways.
I pray that if anyone reading this struggles as I have and sometimes still do, you will join me in unlearning the lies we still hold about our Loving God!