It can be really easy to look back at how life used to be—back before the 2020 pandemic—and long for the world to return to that state. I myself have longed for this. Sometimes I forget that God often leads us through difficult situations for our own good. I remember the Israelites who had recently been freed from the Egyptian captors—how they escaped by the skin of their teeth with Pharaoh chasing close behind them. Once they were free from Egypt, it didn’t take long to start complaining about their situation.
“The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost-also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!’”
In this season of unknowns, I would like to encourage you to think of God’s perspective. He has all of the answers, and He has our best interest in mind, even if it doesn’t make any sense to us right now. God often leads His people through trials intentionally so that we can mature in our faith in our journey to our destination—wherever that may be. I would like to ask us all—myself included—to place our attitudes in check and analyze how we perceive the world around us. Let’s count our blessings and remember that God has us in His hands. We must trust God and obey His will as we endure this plague. He is on our side.