The most powerful lyrics I’ve ever heard are from a song by Hillsong called “Another in the Fire.”One of the lines that specifically stands out to me reads,
“I’ll count the joy in every battle, because I know that’s where you’ll be.”

These lyrics have been on my mind and ministering to my heart for a while. I’ve been trying to imagine what it would look like to be so madly in
love with Christ that we can literally take joy and comfort in every battle we face, simply because we know God will meet us there.
This is so prophetic to the current situation our world is facing.

As cliché as it may sound, God’s love for us is immeasurable, and his love doesn’t waiver based on circumstantial struggles. We know that when we go through uncertainty or fear, God will be right there with us. It’s so important to remember how deeply God cares about the details of our lives.
How we view God is one of the most important aspects of our faith. Sometimes our view of God can get tainted or misconstrued over time.
We see God differently in different seasons or based on the struggles we are going through — paradoxically, God sees us the same way every single day.

     How do we maintain a healthy view of God, especially in this time of isolation?

It’s so vital to be intentional in carving out specific times throughout the day to just hang out with God. Just chill with him, tell him what’s on your heart, but make sure you also take time to hear what is on His heart. Also, since we are spending lots of time in our homes, we can use this time as an opportunity to study our Bible in a fresh way, with a new perspective.

Putting on some worship music is also so beneficial and is a way to genuinely refresh our minds and hearts. Another way to stay connected and present is by listening to your favorite sermons — it’s cool to go back when you have time to break them down and process truth.

Here is my current favorite verse, which can hopefully bring you some hope and reassurance:

“How great are His signs, how mighty are His wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;
His dominion endures from generation to generation” (Daniel 4:3)

Xx,
Emma