Updated: Apr 17, 2020
by Jenn Eickman
This time we live in is changing day by day. And sometimes it feels like hour by hour. But we know that one thing that does not change is God's faithfulness.
Dear brothers and sisters, many of us are feeling anxious or afraid as we walk through this unknown. Please know you aren't alone. Many of (if not all) us have felt these same feelings. Please use this time of "isolation" to reach out to your loved ones. Check-in on them. Ask them how they are doing and share with them your own feelings. It is okay to process and talk about what you are feeling.
Just don't "sit-in" these anxious feelings. Find something to rejoice in today. Go for a walk. Clean out that closet you've been meaning to clean out for ages. Make that meal you've been dying to try. Clean out your garage or car. Read that book that's been on your "to-read" list for months. Watch a movie with your kids. FaceTime your friends and family over dinner to "have dinner" together. Take a nap. Dust off that Bible that's been sitting on the shelf and open it. Sit in the Word. Relish in this time to sit still. Find something to give thanks for and rejoice in it today!
"Rejoice in the Lord! I say it again, REJOICE!!" What are you rejoicing in today?
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.