Before I faced the COVID 19 virus (my husband and I both have it as mentioned in a previous post), thinking about the virus and all the devastation it is causing was creating a sense of anxiety and panic for me.
The impact that this virus has had on both those who get it, and those who are affected emotionally and economically cannot be understated. Some of us go through the physical pain of the virus in our body, some of us go through the emotional and mental anguish of watching loved ones suffer, some of us go through the economic devastation of having jobs terminated, uncertainty of where the next meal will come from or what the future will be after this pandemic. The most unfortunate of us go through all of the above, sometimes all together.
This pandemic has affected us all, either physically, emotionally or economically. Sometimes in all the above ways.
But even then, just like in the days of Elijah when God was not in the mighty wind, massive earthquake or blazing fire, sometimes what we need to re-ignite hope is a still, small voice.
Sometimes God comes through the chaos in the form of a still, small voice.
I am no longer afraid or anxious despite the chaos and uncertainty COVID 19 has introduced. We can, and we will rebuild again. God created us with so many gifts and abilities that we have not even began to understand. Sometimes we have to be shaken to the core to release those gifts. He is ready to equip us with great strength and resilience to keep moving despite everything this virus throws at us. All we have to do is ask. Ask him to help us to look beyond the chaos and the pain and to help us see that he has been there with us all along, carrying us when we couldn’t walk.
God will give us strength, hope and strategies to move on beyond COVID 19. This I believe without a doubt.