Unlike any other time in history we are having to deal with everything that confronts us. Never in history have we dealt with this situation we are all in. This outbreak does not discriminate against social class, gender, color, religion or personal abilities.
We are all in this together, having to deal with being quarantined alone or with family members. Some that we haven’t seen in a while, some that may be elderly, some that we may not get along with so well, and ourselves through the process of simply being indoors for a bit too long.
I have dealt with not having an organ since two thousand and nine, and consequently I have suffered from physiological depression for about eight years. Sometimes I feel afraid of this outbreak that seams to bring so many uncertainties.
April first, I started a prayer and gratitude journal. I requested of myself a difference and that difference to me only arrives through the practice of gratitude.
In Phillipians chapter 4, verse 8, the good book tells us how to overcome any situation; ‘Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’
Some things are not God prescribed, however they will always be God used. He can cause all things to be utilized for the good of His people. We as His people still have the process of discovery to be responsible for throughout this happening.
We have a challenge in hands, one that requires us now to deal with uncomfortable situations. We never know when it is the last time we may be speaking to someone, or what is going to happen in regards to the cure.
Humanity is in fragility and we are all in this together. Together brings about opportunities. How about about writing that person you haven’t spoken to in a while, and letting he or she know how much of a difference this soul is in your life?
How about having a conversation for resolution with that family member that has not been a favorite. How about saying thank you to everyone in your in your life that has ever been there for you?
If we find whatever is whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, and whatever is admirable in daily routine and in everyone around us, this may just be the opportunity we have to turn things around.
God please instruct us as to how we are to discover whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable in everyone, everything and in all moments of life including this one.
Give us the grace to accept your ways for our lives and the courage to superimpose faith over fear in all circumstances.
In Jesus name Amen