Who you gonna call?

Is anyone else struggling?

Let’s be honest, life has been turned upside down and inside out in recent times in ways that we never could have imagined. Like me you may well be feeling like you are stumbling along, trying to work out how to live well in this new normal.

For me, I still feel that Hosanna is the word that we need these troubling times. Hosanna is both a shout of hope and a cry for help at the same time and that is exactly how I (and perhaps many of us??) feel. I can honestly say that my hope is in God and I trust in and am confident that he is working but life is also a struggle at the moment and I am learning to hold these things in tension as Hosanna moments.

At some stage soon, things are going to change again as the UK Government is going to make an announcement about easing lockdown restrictions at some point this week. As we head towards this newer new normal, we may feel an even greater sense of bewilderment as we try to make sense of the changes happening around us. 

In these times, who are you gonna call?

If you just shouted Ghostbusters then you really are in trouble!

I thank God for family and friends who support me but ultimately they too are living with circumstances that we have never faced before.

For me, the only person who I can trust in who has a unique perspective is God. In Proverbs 3.5-6 we are encouraged to trust in Him with all of our heart and to seek His will in all we do and if we do this, then He will show us which path to take.

It’s really isn’t rocket science! As we head into the unknown, who are you gonna call? This is a time when we should be crying out to and looking to God for his help, hope and leading. For some of us this will involve slowing down and acknowledging that we don’t have the answers. If this is true for us, are we willing to do this or do we like it a bit too much when people put their trust in us?

I wanted to highlight these posts that have challenged and stretched my thinking in this area of learning to instinctively call on God more consistently in the whole of life. I hope that you will fine them helpful.

Nobody should put Jesus in the Corner: In a storm, the disciples are afraid but Jesus is asleep in the corner of the boat. Everything changes when they cry out to him.

The experiences that triggered Holding On and Being Held and The one about the blind trail really spoke to me about the reality of what it means to have God with us.

As we continue to head into the unknown, who are you gonna call?

As we are make space to call on and to listen to God, he will guide us. This short video is an example of the sort of thing that I think that God is trying to say to us, if we will only stop and listen.

The image in this post has been made by me using a picture posted by Daniel Gonzalez on unsplash, you are free to reuse this picture but please include a link to this post in any online use. There is no need to provide any credit for use in presentations.

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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