Today, God showed me a red ant as I waited for the 16 bus. The ant was scurrying around looking for whatever (likely preparing for the winter). I was reminded that God designed the ant to do exactly what He intended for it too and it literally does it! And I thought about how God has given us free will, yet we were also created with a purpose. As I watched people in their cars, one woman lighting a cannabis bud. I thought we are so precious to God! He created us in His image and designed us with a purpose. I don't know if that lady knew God or not, but as I watched her and other driver's I thought how can someone not want Him? How can people NOT want God? And my heart broke, I almost stay to cry, but held back my tears, I didn't want to cry on the bus. I thought " Could it be the pain of life that push them away?" I've been through a lot of trials and tribulations, especially with the death of my Grandpa, and career transitions, and other stuff ( ALL DURING COVID-19). But that's what comes with this world!
John 16:33 says "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]"
Regardless of all that has happened, God is still all loving, our protection, and ultimately He carries us through our troubles! Just like the infamous foot prints in the sand poem. Jesus carried the guy through the storm, it was Jesus's foot prints in the sand when there was only one set. During all of my hard times, God kept reminding me He will never leave me nor forsake me! The problems of this world should never be a reason to not trust in Him, rejected Him and His unbounded love for us! We are His wonderous creation💖 So don't give up hope! Don't give in and rejected the AMAZING plans God has for you! Just like the ants, God designed you with a purpose in mind. Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord , ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope(AMP). Let this be a reminder not to let ANY current circumstance hinder you from embracing His plans for you or pressure you to rejecting His unlimited love for you💖 As the world transitions the COVID-19 status, or racial adversity, Keep Jesus First, ALWAYS!! Stay encourage my friends! You are needed for Kingdom business! 💖💞