Two roads diverged in uncertain times

By December 28, 2022

USA (MNN) — Have you ever heard the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20?” According to The phrase emphasizes people’s clarity about their past decisions instead of the uncertainty before they make the decision.

Knowing what we now know about the pandemic, many people might’ve made different life or career choices at the end of 2019. Three years later, Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says there’s a lot we can learn by “looking back.”

“I don’t have to remind anybody that the pandemic and subsequent events coming from it, plus all kinds of things happening, that are off the map politically, culturally, and medically, has fully shaken us,” Hutchcraft says.

“Our nation is different; the world is different. God doesn’t let anything happen without purpose, so what’s He awakening us to? What’s the new thing He wants to do?”

Each of us would probably answer these questions differently, but there’s one reflection to which we could all agree: “During the pandemic, every one of us lost one thing: certainty,” Hutchcraft says.

“Everything is so dynamic and changing right now that, in many ways, we feel like we’re living in a time we’ve never been in before.”

You can react in one of two ways during uncertainty. “The one [reaction] that’s most instinctive [is to] shelter in place. Stay safe. Hold back,” Hutchcraft says.

“The other [option] is to go in a different direction and to say, ‘This is a moment of opportunity, not a time to go cold. It’s a time to be bold.’”

Resources from Ron Hutchcraft Ministries can help you live out a bold, not cold, faith. “People are more ready for a rescuer, someone like our Jesus, than ever before,” Hutchcraft says.

“We’ve been reading Isaiah 54, and four words have come to our ministry like orders: ‘do not hold back.’ We’re closer to the return of Christ than we’ve ever been.”




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