April 4, 2020
When I reflect on how I’ve been doing in these days of isolation and separation from the world, I feel like I have done really well. From day one of this whole thing, I have told myself that fear would not take over and that I would walk in the truth that true p e a c e and h o p e come from J e s u s alone.
I have found that when I can encourage someone else to only focus on taking this one day at a time and to trust that there is a greater purpose to all of this, that feeds my own soul as well. I have been confident that I would remain positive and joyful through this entire thing. That’s what I tell myself.
And then it happened, my first rough day. It was hard. Like, really hard. There were tears. There was anger. I was short with those I interacted with. I was overwhelmed and tired. Where did this come from? I was doing so good! My days during the week still present with some routine and that has been so helpful.
But I’ve gone to sleep at night without dealing with all those “back of my mind” thoughts and I’ve realized it has caused nothing but a restless mind. I’m not getting quality sleep and I’m waking up with more worries than I went to bed with. I don’t want this, how do I fix it?
After talking with a really good friend, I was challenged to s u r r e n d e r my concerns, fears and worries to Jesus. Even to the extent of physically writing them on a piece of paper and handing them over to Jesus. Because guess what friends, He has already overcome every single one of those concerns, fears and worries!
We need to lay each one of those at the foot of the Cross that we are reflecting on and soon celebrating victory over!
This won’t be the only rough day that I experience, but I’m thankful to have people in my circle that encourage me and pour words of wisdom over me in those tough times. Even if you think you’re doing great, continue to reach out to those close to you and in your community.
You never know when you might be able to be that source of encouragement for them or vice versa!
I c h o o s e to continue having a positive outlook throughout this pandemic, because I do believe that He has a greater purpose that will be achieved. There is work being done in the hearts of so many for the furtherance of the Kingdom. When there are not so great days, His peace and hope remain steadfast.
I choose to trust in that truth every time.
This too will pass and His Will will indeed be done.
“You will sleep like a baby, safe and sound - your rest will be sweet and secure.”
Proverbs 3:24 (TPT)