The lows

Last week was the lowest I have been during this season of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many difficult and heavy things were going on throughout the week – too many to list here – even as we continue to endure the cloud of uncertainty and growing waves of the Coronavirus across the country.

At one point, I truly felt like a weight had been lodged into my shoulders, pressing and pressing trying to make an impression.

It did for a few days…

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There are times when we need to feel those feelings we want to brush under the carpet or tuck back in the recesses of our minds for another day.

And so I did.

In the midst of the sorrow, I was reminded of the importance of being in His Word – a reminder that will continue over and over in life. Even one verse can change the trajectory of our minds, setting our hearts on things above rather than our momentary difficulties.

“You need to return to the truth of God’s Word that will last forever, not meditate on circumstance that will fade and change. It is this truth that enables us to go into the future undaunted.”
– Christine Caine, Undaunted

And so, while I write this post,  I recall Psalm 33:4…

For the word of the Lord holds true,
and we can trust everything he does.

And the beauty of scripture is, if you keep reading and allow the words to wash over you, the Spirit will bring you understanding, new insight, peace… whatever you need for the moment. Rather than lean too deep into the weariness and the sorrow, God reveals His truth and His promises to you.

And so continue further in Psalm 33:5-9…

He loves whatever is just and good;
the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.

The Lord merely spoke,
and the heavens were created.
He breathed the word,
and all the stars were born.
He assigned the sea its boundaries
and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
Let the whole world fear the Lord,
and let everyone stand in awe of him.
For when he spoke, the world began!
It appeared at his command.
// Psalm 33:4-9 NLT

And if you desire, keep going… read on.  Find God’s Word the balm, the sword, and the door into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.

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