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Daily Devotion – The Uncertainty of Covid 19

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Today’s Scattered Seeds

Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”

We assume, and we plan, and we dream, and we hope… but God chooses our path. He opens one door, and as frustrating as it might seem, He closes another.

This year I had plans. I had a little office space at my husband’s work, two kids were still living with us, and I had a comfy place to come home to.

All of that changed in the course of a month as Covid took over our lives. All that I’m faced with today is uncertainty. Where will we live? Where will we work? Where will my kids be in two months from now? Will they have a place of their own? Will they come to visit as much as I hope? And the questions go on.

Some days I stand back and I wonder, Is this really happening, Lord? Where are you taking all this?

And then I’m reminded that life was just as uncertain back then as it is today. All that we have is this moment, tomorrow belongs to the Lord. The only certainty that I’ve ever had is found in the power of God.

Wherever I am and whatever I do is out of my hands. In fact, it’s never been in my hands to begin with. To think that I had this life all planned out was a ridiculous notion right from the start.

His job is to lead, my job is to follow.

The good news in all this? His plans excel mine in every possible way. He knows my past, He knows my future, and He knows what tomorrow will bring. He knows what I need and how I need to prepare.

I don’t need to have all of the answers. What I really need is to trust in His power and to lean on His strength.


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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