The global crises created by the coronavirus has made many of us fear that life as we know it is about to come to an end. As I lay awake in bed thinking about the economic disaster that appears to be upon us, God reminded me that even if I lose my law practice, my home, and the majority of my worldly possessions—His presence will always be my most priceless possession.

This crises can give us clarity about God’s perspective—which is often hard to see when our vision is clouded by prosperity.

Prosperity is good, as long as it does not make us live as if we are independent from God. The struggle is real. Independence from God was the original sin—wasn’t it? Didn’t Adam and Eve eat the fruit so they could be like God rather than depend upon Him? (Genesis 3:4-6) Too much prosperity can promote the delusion that we have the ability to live independently from God. A crises can help us develop a deep understanding about our constant need for God.

The Psalmist had the right perspective about His need for God. He prayed: “Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry. But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.” (Psalms‬ ‭73:25-28‬)‬‬ The Psalmist understood his desperate need for God, and used the colorful illustration of harlotry to describe the self-destructive nature of loving anything more than God.

Our relationship with God is worth more than anything we possess on this earth. When we develop a deep friendship with Him, there is nothing we desire more than Him. When we know God is more trustworthy than any type prosperity—money, success, friends, family—we draw even closer to HIM, and the depth of our relationship is evidenced by the degree to which we thank and praise Him in every area of our life. This crises may be one of the greatest opportunities for us to be drawn into the arms of our Father.

 “But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.” (Psalms 73:28‬)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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