Will Life Go Back to Normal?—Grace & Truth Link-Up


Back in January, could you have possibly pictured all that has happened in 2020, even in your wildest imagination?

Watch this comedian go back in time to visit her younger self, four months earlier:

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It’s also hard to imagine what things will look like four months from now. 

As different areas of the country open back up, even as of today, we all wonder: Will things ever go back to normal?

And we fear the answer: Probably not.

We will live in a new normal now. And we have another new normal still to come.

Some things we won’t like.

But hopefully, some things will be better, if we learn our lessons right.

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In our featured post this week, Jerralea points out one main lesson we’re learning: we all now know life can change in an instant.

In her post “Even when it looks scary…” Jerralea reminds us about the momentous life-changing event of Jesus’s followers at the empty tomb. (And we think WE have been through a range of emotions! Imagine all they went through in a week.)

Read Jerralea’s post here and be encouraged about our new normal.

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Do you think life will go back to normal? How will the new normal look for you? Please share your thoughts in the comments

13 thoughts on “Will Life Go Back to Normal?—Grace & Truth Link-Up

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      You speak wisdom, Linda. I was just praying through Matthew 6 in my head this morning: sufficient for the day. One day at a time is definitely the right philosophy, not only in this season but for all of life.

  1. Jerralea

    It does seem incredible when you think about it! That video sure spoke to me. I guess there’s a reason God doesn’t let us know the future.

    Thanks for sharing my post. In my lifetime, I’ve had more than one time when life felt like it changed overnight!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Even though I wasn’t necessarily thankful at the time, I’ve had several of those upending moments in my lifetime, too, Jerralea. Looking back, it’s helpful to have those past experiences with God to count on in these current times!

  2. Barbara Harper

    That video was funny! So many of us were caught by surprise and then had plans change overnight. There’s so much arguing about the best next steps–I have no idea what the future will look like, but I am praying for those who make those decisions.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      The video makes me laugh every time I watch it. It’s probably best that we did NOT know what was up ahead. 🙂 We wouldn’t have believed it anyway. Yes, I join you in praying for those who are making decisions for what to do next. It’s so complicated, especially with so many unknowns still. That’s why I’m glad we have God to depend on ultimately.

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  4. Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours

    My husband and I just had a conversation about what things might look like “after” . . . and he tends to think most people will carry very few lessons learned into the future. He’s concerned most of us will just go back to our old busy, self-focused ways. We’ve vowed not to let that happen to us!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Well, if history is any indicator, I have to agree with your husband that, for the most part, we’ll likely return to our busy ways, given the chance again. 🙁 But hopefully we will have changed in other ways for the better if we let God get a hold of us. I know you are one of the ones who is listening for God in all this, Susan! Thankful for your example.

  5. Betty J Draper

    Love the video, always ready for a good laugh with a point to ponder. we will settle into what ever comes next and next and next. I can’ t say I have learned anything new but God has deepened my trust in Him despite my flesh wanting to rise up and take control of our life. We are moving to another state, which in our ministry doesn’t make a difference. I will be sad to leave California weather but not the high price we pay for it. God has opened door for us shut a few through this health crisis but He always has an open door too. Good post Lisa.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Oh wow. I pray that you’ll have an easy move, Betty! I have a niece who will be moving back to Alabama in June from Minnesota. She is excited to leave their horrid weather. lol. I hope that the coronavirus won’t make it too hard on your moving plans.

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