On Sunday, my wife and I decided to do a scavenger hunt! Unfortunately, it wasn’t for fun things like hidden treasure, pirate’s booty or accessories for my truck! We were search of the elusive … toilet paper, hand sanitizer and eggs!!! We literally went to every store in our area and found NONE! We did make it our goal to buy something from each store which was fun! At one of the stores, my wife asked the 16 (or so) year old cashier when their trucks came in and if they would have toilet paper because, she explained, she can go without food, but toilet paper is a whole other issue!!! The cashier, looking over each shoulder like he was going to provide us with some piece of classified information, whispered, “6am, everyday, there will be toilet paper!” As you can imagine … I was up at 0-Dark-Thirty on my way to the rendezvous under the cover of darkness!
We have seen the videos of people fighting over items like toilet paper and couldn’t believe that this is what our country has come to! Covid19 doesn’t even cause symptoms consistent with requiring 400 rolls of TP! God NEVER ceases to amaze! In the midst of all of the chaos, He provided peace. When our country, even the world, is fearing scarcity, He reminds us that He is Jehovah Jireh, “the Lord will provide”!
The Lord reminds us many times in his Word that He is in control and we are to trust in Him:
Psalm 20:7 – Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Proverbs 11:28 states, “Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. And in Proverbs 28:26 we are told, “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
Let us keep our eyes where they belong … on Him … and keep lifting up those around us who do not believe and are fearful! I believe the Lord will use this time to grow the church and I believe He is wanting me specifically to do something to grow from it! I pray we each hear from Him and follow through with His leading!