Certainly, our lives have been upended. Massive change happened very quickly for all of us. Quite literally, one day life was normal and the next it wasn't. I'll be honest, for the first week or so, I felt stress and anxiety over the future, fear for my family's and my own health, and worry about finances.
One thing that really helped me was maintaining my daily routine of reading the Bible, meditating on it, and praying. Love First Church happened (providentially, I believe) to be in a reading cycle that included several psalms, and the psalms spoke and testified about the goodness of God and the reasons we have to trust to him and find our refuge in him. I added journaling to my daily routine to help me track the promises of God and the reasons to be confident in him and this helped immensely.
I want to share with you several convictions I've developed over this time in quarantine. I'd love to hear what you are learning during this time, so feel free to contact me and let me know what you are learning. Also, if you have a specific challenge you're working through, or something you'd like to talk about, let me know -- I'd love to help you through this time. And certainly, please let me know how I can pray for you.
Here are eight convictions I've developed, in no particular order.
I pray that you have been blessed by these and I would love to hear what you are learning during this time. Feel free to reach out and share, or let me know if I can help you in some other way.