I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous or worried about the state of our current situation. I’m pretty sure most of us are. Now, if you are someone who is uncomfortable talking about God, you may not choose to read this post…but I hope that you do 😉
My ten year old looked a little sad the other day, so I asked him what was wrong. He said “Well, Mom I know we are okay but I’m kind of scared of this Coronavirus.” I said “You know buddy, I’m a little scared, too. I believe most people are right now. But that’s why we talk about it. Whenever you’re worried Dad and I will talk you through it. Our country and this world has overcome so much. We can overcome this, too. That’s why we tell you to thank God every morning for your life and for this day. You pray that he will help our world and watch over all who are fighting this virus.” I know I didn’t have a perfect response for him, but was relieved that he felt better after we spoke.
People do tend to come together in the midst of tragedy and chaos, as we have all witnessed before. This virus has turned our world upside down and we are seeing people rise up and accept their current “normal”. People are finding ways to show love and support through social distancing. Of course we would much rather be seeing and hugging our loved ones, but we need to adapt for the time being.
I do truly believe everything happens for a reason (even though it’s extremely difficult to understand at times). Our world has had problems for some time now…crime, bullying, racism, and hate to name just a few. Many families are too busy with activities or work to spend any quality time with their children, spouse, or family. I honestly believe this could be God’s way of telling humanity that changes need to be made. We need to remember our priorities, what is most important. Those of us who are blessed to be able to stay at home during this, have the opportunity to grow our relationships with our immediate loved ones. This is the time to make those changes, hug our children more, listen more. You can make time to call (not text) your elderly neighbor, aunts, uncles, and friends. Watch that family movie or play that favorite board game you haven’t gotten out in over a year. Be outside together, laugh together, and pray together.
My hope for everyone is that they are able to find some comfort in some way. I’m very much a believer that God is in control. He loves us and wants us to live life to the fullest. That does give me comfort. If that isn’t how you feel, then find someone or something that brings you comfort. Maybe it’s a video chat with your parent, sister, or best friend. Maybe it’s watching your favorite Comedy or Hallmark movie that always makes you feel good 🙂 Maybe it’s writing letters to those you miss, having a glass of wine in front of the fire, or just hugging your husband!
If you are someone who is finding it hard to see the good that is still in this world, then BE THE GOOD! I pray that God gives strength to those who work in healthcare and are terrified of bringing sickness home to their own family. I pray that He watches over all students and teachers who are trying to embrace this new way of learning. I pray that He grants wisdom to all who still want to venture out when it’s unnecessary. I pray that He helps families bond and strengthen relationships. I pray that He heals those who are infected with this virus and that the spread of it subsides. I pray that He comforts those who are alone at this time and those who just feel scared.
I do believe our world will rise up and we will all get through this. I don’t know about you, but certain songs just make me feel lifted and inspired. I shared two of my favorites below. I hope they bring you comfort!
Hugs from me to you~
Always spread kindness, always kindness~