WE SEEM TO BE HITTING ‘THE WALL’ . FRIENDS ARE POSTING THINGS LIKE : “I DON’T THINK I CAN TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS”. “I’M OVER THIS, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE”. I’M HEARING FROM OTHERS THAT THEY FEEL DEPRESSED .
THE INITIAL ENERGY MANY OF US HAD TO LOCK DOWN WITH SMILES AND HOPE IS GIVING WAY TO DESPAIR AND LETHARGY. I FEEL IT TOO.
IT IS LIKE OUR LIGHT IS BEING SNUFFED OUT.
MAYBE WE JUST CAN’T DO THIS ALONE. I HAVE STARTED WRITING ENCOURAGING LETTERS TO FRIENDS…AND RECEIVING SOME BACK IN RETURN!
LET’S READ SOME ENCOURAGING WORDS ….. AS THOMAS BROOKS SAID, “HOPE CAN SEE HEAVEN THROUGH THE THICKEST CLOUDS”.
LET’S LET THE ‘SMOKE FROM OUR CANDLES’ RISE UP TO GOD AS A PRAYER. THERE ARE MANY PASSAGES ABOUT HOPE IN THE BIBLE OF COURSE…(Hope in God’s promises, therefore, is not a wishful longing but a faith-filled confidence for the future. It is simply impossible to trust one of God’s promises and not anticipate its coming true. To know God is to trust Him. And to trust God is to trust His promises. And to trust God’s promises is to be sure of their fulfillment. This assurance concerning the future, anchored in God’s promises, is what the Bible calls “hope.” SCOTT HAFEMANN)
WE HAVE TO STOP CONSTANTLY SCARING OURSELVES WITH THIS INCESSANT BOMBARDMENT OF INFORMATION ABOUT COVID. THE DAILY DEATH TOLLS AND INFECTION RATES ARE IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF BUT IT IS TOO EASY TO DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE UNTIL WE LOSE ALL HOPE OF MAKING IT THROUGH IN ONE PIECE AFTER THIS PANDEMIC FINALLY GETS CONTROLLED.
I WILL LIFT YOU UP IN PRAYER TODAY AND TRY AND REMAIN POSITIVE MYSELF. SOMEDAY I HOPE TO LOOK BACK ON THIS AND SEE ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT CAME OUT OF THIS YEAR(S).
HINDSIGHT WILL TRULY BE ‘2020’.