A Biblical Call to Dwell in Hope

Sneha Christall
7 min readMay 22, 2021
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105

The past year and a half have been hard on all of humanity. With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on life as we knew it, nothing is the same anymore.

Collectively, our plans to study further, get ahead at work, build a family, travel more, have gone for a toss. Health and family life have now taken priority. And the way we process the shifting world around us has changed irrevocably.

Let me take you with me on a deeply personal journey, one that I have taken and gotten closer to God. This has been the hardest blog to write yet, and I have gone through several iterations before publishing this. I must write a disclaimer at this point- this blog is a Christian perspective on the pandemic season or any season of trials and tribulation. I have also taken the liberty to use some Sufi & Buddhist references, as these ideas accurately convey my message. You might not agree with all my views, but I am sure they will be of some help or comfort to you. Perhaps, it might even pique your interest- I’ll be glad to take up more conversations on this topic, be sure to let me know your thoughts on the same!

“This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.”

Now, we all have plans- plans for a future, where we succeed in love, at work, and anything else that we set our heart & mind on. If there’s one thing that COVID-19 taught us, it is that our plans can only take us so far. Ultimately, we achieve a modicum of peace when we come to the acceptance that God’s bigger plan is at work in our lives; it is one that we may not fully comprehend, that we may not have the intelligence to envision, and one that can be infinitely more beautiful than the plans we have made, if only, we let Him work through us.

Mathew 6:28- 34 conveys this thought beautifully:

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of…

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Sneha Christall

Wanderer, memory collector. Writer for A Little Bit Better, Be Yourself, Change Becomes You, Hello, Love, Mindfully Speaking and On the Couch.