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Have you noticed how many people are posting on social media things like, “Can we just fast-forward to 2021?” I get that feeling, and I’ll bet you do too.

But actually, it runs contrary to God’s way of thinking and working in the world.

We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 ESV).

If this is true, we actually miss God’s GOOD work in us when we want to just fast-forward through hard times.

Philippians may be the most joy-filled book in the Bible. Yet it was written from prison by a suffering believer!

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:12-13 NIV).

I want to learn that secret in these days, don’t you?

All of us at Life Action want to help you learn how to find purpose, joy, mission, and revival even in the worst of times. Especially in the worst of times!

In the days ahead, we are excited to provide you with both virtual content and face-to-face ministry to help you get there.

C. S. Lewis said something pretty extraordinary. As is often the case with Lewis, he sounds like he is writing to us about today’s news:

We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.

These days may not be “favorable,” but the favor of God is still with us. He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

So let’s press forward to know Him well in these days and to follow Him closely. And we may be wonderfully surprised at what we will see and what He will do.