I see you.
You’re on day 635 of quarantine.
You’re constantly questioning what day of the week it is and wondering if you can go just one more day without a shower.
Your kitchen has seen more action than Blanche from the Golden Girls and you’ve suddenly added homeschool teacher to your resume.
You’re frazzled, uncertain, and wondering if you’ll ever wake up from this Groundhog’s Day nightmare.
This is not normal and it’s okay to not be okay.
Your family’s lives changed in an instant. You’re all adapting and coping to new strategies and ways of life. Be gentle with each other. Give yourself GRACE.
Take things one day at a time. Focus on loving each other and having faith.
It’s normal to be afraid, but don’t let it take your thoughts captive. Keep your eyes on God.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life.
(Psalm 121: 1- 2& 7)
He is with us always. We are not alone. When we start to doubt or go down a rabbit hole (which I know I often do), we need to trust in Him.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
(Proverbs 3: 5-6)
What to do when fear clouds your thoughts? PRAY. Pray, pray, pray. Then pray some more. Listen to faith-based music, read God’s promises in the Bible, and meditate on His truth.
One of my favorite verses to play on repeat in my mind is this:
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know Who holds our future. We will get through this because He is with us. Always. ❤️