Are we Learning to Look to our Lord in Lockdown?

Philippians 4.8 Bible verse  with a background image of a person looking into the sunrise

So, let’s be honest, many of us are struggling! 2021 began with such hope, Covid vaccines were becoming available and the end to the pandemic appeared to be just around the corner and yet we find ourselves in lockdown again.

I was recently reading Philippians 4 and I was struck by how positive the chapter is, as Paul talks about rejoicing, peace and gentleness. As I read, I began to try to imagine how happy Paul’s life must have been to be able to write these things but then I remembered that Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from prison.

Astonishingly, his lockdown experience didn’t leave him feeling defeated or deflated!

  • What can we learn from Paul and his focus and attitude in lockdown?
  • What does God have to say to us when times are hard and what does the presence of God mean when we feel isolated?
  • What is our focus in life and who or what are we looking to for stability and fulfillment in life?

I have recorded some thoughts about this and I hope you find them helpful, thought provoking and challenging. I would suggest that you read Philippians 4 v1-13 before watching to the video.

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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