Never in a million years did I ever think that I would experience something like this. Did you?
It started out as something just to be cautious of, and now here we are... in a State of Emergency. Toilet paper is a rarity, people are out of jobs, and we are told to stay at home. As if that wasn't scary enough, we don't know the exact date of when things are going to be getting back to "normal". So it seems like we are just wandering through our days, just trying to figure out our new routine.
Throughout this whole experience, I am noticing that there are multiple perspectives. Some are finding themselves loving the down time. They are feeling a sense of calm as they are finally able to take a step back from their busy lifestyle. Others are taking it a little bit harder. They are doing their best to enjoy their families and get some home projects done, but they are still loosing a little sleep. Then their are those who are feeling completely lost. They are scared about supporting their families, paying rent, and having enough groceries. The list goes on and on.
The truth is, no one is wrong for feeling whatever feelings they are going through. We are all trying to get through this the best way we know how. I recently read something that said, "We are all in the same storm, but we are not all in the same boat." This really stuck with me. Even though we are all experiencing Covid-19, it is affecting each of us differently. I pray that we all have compassion on each other and allow ourselves to process this however we need to, without feeling pressure to feel a certain way. I pray that we give everyone, including yourself, grace and patience during this untraveled territory.
" Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Deuteronomy 31:6