Due to the spread of the coronavirus, most of us are on lockdown right now. We’ve been asked to stay home and practice social distancing. Schools are shut down across the United States. Many of us have had modifications to our work schedules.
It’s been a hectic and stressful week, to say the least.
The key to navigating such unprecedented times is to remain calm, draw near to God, and remember that He is sovereign. While we may have anxiety about the threat of the coronavirus or fear about not having enough provisions, we must choose not to live in that place.
To feel anxiety or fear is not wrong, but to willingly dwell there is. This is a time to open our Bibles more often and to pray and confess our concerns to a loving God. He alone is our peace.
Stockpiling food, filling the gas tank, and sanitizing our homes against the coronavirus will not bring us the peace we need in troubled times. The hope of Jesus will. I pray you stay well and make the best of the unexpected time you have with family. I’m choosing to view this time as a blessing and a chance to catch up with God and the people I love.
Here’s an article I wrote for The Ascent on Medium this week. I hope you’ll choose to see the silver lining too.
With Love and Gratitude,
Hi! I’m Tracy…Christ-follower, wife, mama, writer, blogger, speaker, teacher, dreamer. I love Earl Grey Tea and quiet mornings. Here at Earl Grey and Yellow, the focus is striving to be faithful and appreciate the small things. So glad you stopped by. Please have a look around and subscribe to our newsletter and social media to stay connected.