There are many who say they believe in God, but comparatively few enabled to know God. To know God means two things in any perceived crisis:
1. those who do not know God need to get to know Him.
2. those who know God need to get to know Him better.
Those who say they believe in God yet in times of crisis long solely to get back to what was normal are betraying their lack of knowledge concerning God’s purposes; they haven’t seen the lesson; showing that they are trying to love the world and love God, and this will not do.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
To simply revert to what was normal means no growth; revealing a sense of self-satisfaction with what was regarding themselves and the world. Hence, there is no need to attain to a greater knowledge of God. What finite creature would claim satisfaction in their knowledge of the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God of Glory? The suggestion is monstrous!
Save any misunderstanding; one should pray for personal recovery from afflictions; an end to a war, or a famine. However, pray ultimately for God’s will in all things and not our own. Let us remember the end of our Lord and Master’s prayer in the garden of Gethsemane:
Matthew 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Let us take heed particularly in these times of social unease and look to the Almighty God, and beg for mercy, grace; an accurate knowledge of Jesus Christ.