“Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life.”
From: Jesus Calling Devotional by Sarah Young
Isn’t that what we all think we want, a problem-free life? When I read this quote by Sarah Young, it really made me stop and think. Problems are a part of life but they sure can be burdensome. The more I think about it though, I realize that some of the best lessons I’ve learned have been because of problems I have encountered. As a child you quickly learn that if you ride your bike too fast and slam on brakes, you’ll crash. I still have the gravel in my knee that proves that lesson was learned!
As adults, it’s not always quite that simple. I actually started this blog post before the Corona Virus hit but boy is it timely. Every single one of us is being affected and having problems because of this pandemic. It has affected how we eat, travel, worship and work just to name a few changes. For those with school age children, it has affected how they are being educated. And according to those who are in charge, this is not a problem that is going away anytime soon!
So, what will we do and what lessons will we learn? First and foremost, we’re all in this together so we need to work together. Share with each other. Help out a school age Mom by giving her a break. Bring groceries and supplies to an older neighbor who can’t get out. Don’t purchase everything in stock from the grocery store or hoard important supplies. Support your local restaurants by ordering take out dinners. These are just a few suggestions but if you have other ideas to share, please leave them in the comments section of this blog.
Most important of all, remember that God is in control and that He will see us through not just this crisis but any problem we face. I’m living proof of that. I know it’s overwhelming, but be at peace friends.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Blessings, Cindy J