I’m thinking you are finding your emotions riding low and then high and then low and then high again these days? I know mine are. My daughter and I seem to be riding them together and sharing by phone our thoughts and emotions. God seems to be using one of us to steer the other back to a God focused reality.
Yesterday was a blunder of a day for me. I found myself wallowing in sadness. Sadness that I can’t see my children or grandchildren as I am used to doing. Sadness that we live in fear of going to the grocery store or bumping into another human being! Sadness in that even though I’m sad, I can’t seem to stop my finger from hitting the news app on my phone to read the news AGAIN today.
The emotional highs: FaceTime with grandchildren. Eating my dinner on the patio last night with my husband. Laughing with my brother in law in Florida on the phone.
This morning God used my daughter once again in my life.
We were talking about this virus and the curve/graphs that we see daily now. We see China’s wave, Italy’s wave, South Korea’s wave, and we are still anticipating what the US wave will truly look like.
Matthew 8:24 “Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat.”
I think we can agree that this pandemic is a furious storm that people all over the world have been hit with. It’s come so very quickly and spreads so quickly…”without warning” of just who might be carrying this virus.
Jesus had been sleeping in the boat as these waves rocked the boat that both He and his disciples were in. “Lord save us, we’re going to drown” (verse 25) Many of these men were experienced fisherman. This must have been one major storm to frighten even them!
Jesus replied (verse 26) “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.”
Verse 27: “The men were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
I’m glad our gifted scientists and researches can graph and study these charts and “waves”. I am ever so thankful for them. I pray for continued wisdom, health and perseverance for them.
As for me, and I’m thinking you too, I need to get my eyes off of the waves and onto the One who calms the waves. Give us strength today Lord. We ask for you to calm this pandemic. Stop the waves, stop the spread, and at the same time teach us Lord what you desire to teach us.
Hoping you have a blessed day despite the waves!