I woke up this morning pondering a bit of fear I was feeling over potentially getting sick. I think it is because of the quarantine and stay at home orders, and the way life has so quickly become 'dangerous.'
I don't want to think this way, and I do limit my intake of news, but I am realizing I need to be even more limiting, even in conversations with other people, because their concerns and fears affect me.
I think this is a good practice during these unprecedented days. I will work to take every thought captive to the truth.
The truth is that God is with us, He will never leave us or forsake us. He already has numbered our days, He hides us in the shelter of His wings, He fights for us.
King David said in the Psalms -
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (4:8)
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head. (3:3)
I want to walk in freedom from fear, so that I may be used by God to meet needs.
I hope you all are well.
Do you remember the little wee girl I had you pray for a few months back, maybe even in the late autumn? This family has the virus, and with three medically fragile kids the mom was taking extra precautions. However, the medically fragile kids have a mild case, the mom and the other kids who have it are okay, too. The mom had the worst case, as she had pneumonia also. *Update* one of the medically fragile kids has pneumonia know. Please pray!
God is with them and He is with us, too.