My Reflection during Social Distancing

We’re all going through a tough time right now, especially with this pandemic. For some they’re working tirelessly day and night to treat the ill and affected. For some they’re trying to keep their routine as regular as possible while working from home. For some they’re not able to go work due to business closures or quarantine procedures. Regardless of whichever category you fall into, things have turned upside down and we’re all in need of some hope and encouragement.

It has been tough for me as my job can’t be brought home and so I need to find things to stay busy each day. I’m also experiencing some cabin fever because I realize now that I appreciate being able to go out. However, I’m looking for the silver lining and doing my part to minimize the community spread of the virus with social distancing. I’m thankful for all the different platforms with which we’re able to meet online with friends and family. We can all still be social even though we’re not physically present with each other. Being at home has allowed me to have daily quiet time as I meditate in Scripture and pray. I came across the following verse a few days ago, and it comforted me. It’s just as applicable to the world as we go through this dark, volatile time.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

Psalm 62:8

I know that I can express my fear, anger, frustration, doubts, uncertainty, sadness, grief, or whatever else to my Heavenly Father because He is always listening. Despite all the mixed emotions, I can still trust in God because I know He is constant and good. I may not understand why everything is happening, but I know He is watching over the world and is interceding in ways that we don’t realize. Despite these circumstances, we can be at peace knowing that it will all work out, even if it’s not how or what we expected.

Thank you to all the healthcare professionals and emergency responders who are at the frontline of this battle with the virus. Without you many would have already succumbed to it. Thank you to all the workers in other essential services like the grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. You are at risk as you encounter a nonstop stream of people each day but you are still there at work. Thank you to the government leaders who are also working around the clock to make sure we have less to worry about. It’s a slow progress but we’re making way through this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the world. Let’s conquer this together.

Until next time,

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