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Proverbs 2:3 NASB

With a degree in political science, I have always paid too much attention to politics. I will always remember the blowback from when Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” At the time, he was attacked, and it is still perceived to be a heartless statement. “Charles Doyle of the University of Georgia found that this expression is now commonly applied to economic or diplomatic crises that can be exploited to advance political agendas, but he traced it back at least as far as 1976, when M. F. Weiner wrote an article in the journal Medical Economics entitled ‘Don’t Waste a Crisis — Your Patient’s or Your Own.’ Weiner meant by this that a medical crisis can be used to improve aspects of personality, mental health, or lifestyle (Source:; 8/13/2009 blogpost).” I believe we will look back at these past few months and recognize that it may be one of the greatest periods of learning, discovery, and advancement in science and medicine in our history. In any case, as COVID-19 races through our country, the spiritual truth in this sentiment can be powerful, as well.  As I have expressed previously, God could end the virus today. In His sovereign design He has not done that…yet. Therefore, we can trust that as His followers there is something He wants us to learn. I believe that the greater the crisis the more He has for us to learn, and no matter what the crisis, His promises, especially in Romans 8:28, are true. Don’t let the politicians, mental health professionals, and others be the only ones to gain in this window of crisis. Today, grab hold of what your loving, all powerful, Protector and King has for you to learn. And rest in His power and control. #BeTheEdge


“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB