Thursday, March 19th
I don’t know about you, but the amount of news being shared about the coronavirus has become overwhelming. It is on multiple television news stations, the radio, and social media.
There are articles telling us what to do to keep from catching the virus and most of them are contradicting one another. While it is important to stay informed, we need to be careful of the sources we are reading and listening to. Just because it is written or spoken doesn’t necessarily make it so. The picture above is case in point.
I am seeing multiple people post about their anxiety being through the roof, being fearful, irritated and more. Satan uses any means necessary to keep God’s people distracted especially in times of crisis. When we allow this to happen, we lose our ability to be effective witnesses for Christ. The world is watching and listening.
“If you dwell on your own feelings about things rather than dwelling on the faithfulness, the love, and the mercy of God, then you’re likely to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Our feelings are very fleeting. We can’t depend on them for five minutes at a time. But dwelling on the love, faithfulness, and mercy of God is always safe.” Elizabeth Elliott
As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, I pray for wisdom and discernment for our leaders. I pray for protection for our healthcare employees and first responders who are on the frontlines. I pray for our elderly, especially those in nursing homes and their families who are restricted from seeing one another. I cannot imagine that situation. I pray most of all for revival to take root in the individual hearts of God’s people. I pray that we will have the boldness to be light and hope to a fearful, hopeless and panic-stricken society.
Our hope is found in and through the Prince of Peace and His Word. Let the way we live reflect this truth.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Until next week……. Don’t forget to smile (and wash your hands)! Tammy