Confined spaces, chaotic calendars and collective uncertainty. This is the world we live in right now. And this reality influences our everyday lives in ways we can’t always put words to. As pandemic pressure increases, what lurks beneath the surface of our hearts is bound to break through. Where many see obstacles standing in the way of what we call “normal,” God sees opportunities to realign our hearts to what is necessary. When boredom sets in and fights to fill our heads with anxious thoughts and unknown futures, God invites us to consistently cast our thoughts back to Him. When surrounding pressures turn us into ticking time bombs, God invites us into a deeper awareness of what we’ve rooted our lives in. When we look to temporary pleasure to fill the time, God invites us to move toward eternal priorities that make the most these long days.