As the states reopen, will we still seek God like we did during quarantine? I personally know people who had not opened a bible in a long while start reading it in 2020. Many who have never prayed or prayed very little started seeking him in prayer. Normally, during a crisis we will seek God, but now that the crisis is almost over will we still seek him?
The Covid-19 virus and being sequestered at home caused me to seek him more. I read the bible and prayed more than I have ever prayed before. While spending more time with God I received a newfound excitement about him. I looked forward to spending time with him. I found peace and hope in his presence. I found out how good he is and how much he loves us. I found out I could give him my burdens and he would carry them for me. He calmed my fears and my anxiety to know that this too shall pass. His word says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT) In his presence I found peace and strength. The strength to keep going knowing that my God would take care of all my needs. The year 2020 should have taught us that we need God. He is the only one that can save and protect us.
My hope and prayer is that the time spent in quarantine turned more eyes toward God. I hope whatever you were going through and looking for in 2020, you found it in the presence of God. I hope that when we came out of quarantine, we came out on fire for him. That those who never told anyone about Jesus are now proclaiming the good news of his kingdom. Telling someone that they do not have to continue living like they are living. Telling them they can have living water where they will thirst no more. They do not have to search for love in the wrong places. They do not have to search for love in alcohol, drugs and in relationships. That all the love they will ever need can be found in Jesus. I hope our lives will never be the same. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new journey with him. If you did not find God during the quarantine, I hope that you seek him now. “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:8 NIV)