Not Today Coronavirus
I doubt there is one person who hasn't been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As a teacher who spent the last two and a half months virtually teaching from home, I missed my students and colleagues. I missed my daughters, eating out, attending sporting events, and attending church in person. Most days I got along just fine. However, there were the occasional days I felt downcast. Learning some children in our community were "at risk"; not having enough food to put on the table broke my heart. So many people out of work, so many dying, so many unknowns. Feeling "trapped" in my home weeks on end sometimes gave way to anxious feelings.
So what should I do when my spirits are low? Coronavirus or no coronavirus, I go to the Rock; the only place I know that I can experience true peace. I began reading David's prayer (1 Chronicles 17:16) where King David says, " Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?" David's spirit is humbled and he is in awe of all that God has given and provided for him. I could feel David's passion and began to think about my own life and all the blessings God has poured out on me that I don't deserve. But God is a father of grace, and wants to give good gifts to His children. Like David, I became overwhelmed with emotion, raising my hands in reverence to my God and crying out, "Who am I that you would give me a family, a home, and a job?" I was reminded of the numerous times He was right beside me and never failed me. Yes, this same God is still with me today lifting me up and even carrying me through the storm. Then sings my soul.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you are a good father. Thank you for reminding me of all the good gifts you give your children. Thank you for never leaving my side. Continue to protect me and grant me your peace in all situations. Amen
Memory Verse: (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV) "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."