Key Verses: 24
“All you who wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage.”
Right now we are waiting, staying at home, being still, not going anywhere, waiting. As we wait it is easy to become anxious, to become agitated. It is easy to let our boredom get the best of us, cause us to do things that are not wise, to allow us to turn to fear, or desperation; cause us to hoard what we don’t need and to acquire things that are not in our own best interest. As we wait for God to bring redemption to our loneliness, and solitude, and find our hope God and the things of God. Let us not resort to fear, or desperation, but instead let us be strong. As we rest in the Lord, let us find strength in God and in the ways we reach out to one another. Let us courageously be at home, but continue to find ways to build relationship with those who live with us, as well as those who do not. Be strong; let your heart take courage, because we know God is at work. God is and will continue to bring goodness, wholeness and healing to us and to our world.
Thing to Think on
Find one way to be strong today.
Go for a walk.
Reach out (while social distancing) to a friend.
Write in your journal about how you are feeling. Tell God about your fears. Allow God to fill you with courage.
Take time today to send a note (in the actual mail with an actual stamp) to someone who might need encouragement today.
A Prayer for Today
Oh Lord, God. Staying home is hard, slowing down is hard. I want to do something. I need to move, to be a person of action. Waiting is hard. Help me to wait for you. Help me to find strength and courage in you. Show me how I can reach out in the bravery and the strength you have given me to others who might feel the same as I do, so that they too might find strength and courage in you. - Amen