Welcome to the Easter weekend, 2020. What an unusual and strange world we live in right now. I hope you found my few thoughts on living in turbulent times helpful and encouraging. Easter is an important date on the yearly calendar, and especially for Christians who take this time to reflect on the death, burial … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Draw from God's STRENGTH Turbulent times can be very discouraging and very draining. The very atmosphere of perpetual negativity can wear us out. Yet, Habakkuk reached out to declare God as his strength, the one who would enable him not just to survive but to even thrive in these difficult times. He declared God as … Continue reading Living in Turbulent Times (Part 5)
Hold on to Your JOY Habakkuk did not receive the answer he was looking for. Things were not going to turn for the better right away. Yet he chose to rise above this and hold on to his joy. "Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; … Continue reading Living in Turbulent Times (Part 4)
Look for OPPORTUNITY Despite the crisis and the turbulence of his time, Habakkuk learned to realise that God was at work and that each day was an opportunity to see God’s purposes realised in his time. The central verse of his book is this … "For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will … Continue reading Living in Turbulent Times (Part 3)
Find Clarity in the Uncertainty "I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint."Habakkuk 2:1. NIV Habakkuk pulls aside from the normal routines of life to reflect and waits to hear from God. During turbulent … Continue reading Living in Turbulent Times (Part 2)
What a crazy time it is! We have a rapidly spreading virus, plunging stock markets, entire countries locking down, people hoarding toilet paper, arguments in shopping aisles, businesses closing down, people being laid off ... and no live sport, God forbid! Who would have thought our world would shut down like this. It's like an … Continue reading Living in Turbulent Times (Part 1)