“The only way to make sense of 2020 is to understand Who God is and what God is doing!” - Dr. Tony Evans
In this clip, Dr. Tony Evans explains where God is and what God is doing in the midst of 2020. Dr. Evans draws a parallel between 2020 and 2 Chronicles 15. In verse 2, the Spirit of God says, “The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.” The people were in distress “but in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them” (v.4).
We are in distress! Just think of how much the world has changed since the beginning of the year. Our normal way of life has been disrupted. Never in recent memory has there been so much social unrest and disunity. This isn’t new to God. He’s omniscient and He knew how this year would unfold long before it did. Many people are blaming God or they’re turning away from Him out of frustration that nothing is changing. We need to do the opposite—we need to turn to God now more than ever!
Dr. Evans says that God works on His terms. Not on our terms that we impose on Him! God is not a genie in the bottle that we make wishes to. We can’t wish for COVID-19 to go away. We need to pray for it to go away. May we turn to God and show others how to turn to Him.
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