Why is it that as soon as we’re told not to do something, we have an even greater urge to do it than before the instruction was issued?
One of the most important guidelines that the world has been given during this Covid-19 outbreak, is that we should refrain from touching our faces. So now mine is irresistible!
I want to bite my nails, scratch my cheeks, rub my nose, poke my ears and shove a finger in my eyes. It tickles all the time and I’m so aware that it is there!
How come before the virus reared its ugly head, I did not have the slightest awareness that invisible dust particles were landing on my face and irritating it like mad?
It’s a bit like sin isn’t it? God says, ‘Don’t’ so we do. Also, these hygiene rules have been given to us by the W.H.O. for our own benefit. God’s motive is the same. He tells us not to do certain things because he cares about us and knows it will harm us in the long-run. So why are we determined to accuse him of being a spoilt-sport when in reality, he only has our best interests at heart?
The bible says:
“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him – a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘your work has no handles’?” (Isaiah 45:9 ESV)
This basically means, who are we to question our Maker?
In this horrid time of infections, suffering and death, God does not want us to become depressed or full of fear. He wants us to turn to him, where we will find forgiveness, healing and peace. He doesn’t always remove us from the awful situations that surround us, but he walks with us through them and when we allow him to do that, we come out the other side with a fresh appreciation of his amazing love and mercy.
If you are feeling angry, scared, sad or exhausted, please don’t harden your heart towards to the one who wants to help you. Now is the time to draw near to him more than ever before. I wish you all the best as you discover that you have a father in heaven who loves you dearly.