God's Got This
Covid-19. Civil unrest. Social injustice. Elections. Each of these things can stress an average person out. Put them together; it’s a powder keg waiting to explode. Add the typical financial burdens, school schedules, and relationship issues, and it’s moving more of us closer to the emotional abyss.
HOW DO WE COPE?
So, what do we do in the middle of all this junk? How do we cope? I’ve tried different things to get me out of the Covid-19 funk.
I’ve made a concerted effort to eat my way out of the pandemic stressors. That just added weight to my middle-aged body and made me feel worse. Go figure; a breakfast of champions doesn’t consist of donuts, candy bars, and chips!
I’ve attempted to binge-watch shows. Initially, that was fun, but then my back got sore, my eyeballs were ready to explode, and my mind turned to mush. Who knew that too much reality TV adversely affects one’s emotions?
I’ve endeavored to work harder, and for a recovering workaholic, that’s never good. It’s incredible how much I’ve tried to add to my already overloaded plate. Shocker alert! It’s no wonder I’ve been feeling run down.
A SMART MOVE
Then I did something smart. Yes, that may be shocking to some of you, but there are days when I get it right. I looked up. It says in Psalm 135:13, “Your name, Lord, endures forever, Your renown, Lord, through all generations.” Instead of stewing over the problems, I sought the solution, and it wasn’t me.
I asked God for help. I started to spend more time talking to Him. I began to read His Bible more, and I was reminded, once again, of His greatness.
Do you know what happened? Psalm 65:8 says, “The whole earth is filled with awe at Your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, You call forth songs of joy.”
I was awestruck. I found peace and joy, not in food, Netflix, or work, but with almighty God.
I still don’t have all the answers, but God does.
I still don’t have the strength fo fight this pandemic, but God does.
I still don’t have the patience to endure the quarantines, face masks, and social distancing, but God does.
Friends, God’s got this. It’s up to us to believe it. Let’s make a smart move and accept the truth that God’s got this, even when we know we don’t.
Is there an area in your life that you do not believe God’s got this?
If so, what caused the disbelief?
Ask God to help you give that disbelief area over to Him so you can experience his peace and joy.
By the way, there will be days when you’ll wonder if God’s got this. When that happens, don’t worry. Don’t panic. It’s common. Keep giving that area over to Him in prayer.
Tell a person you trust to help you stay accountable to give that area over to God. It will get more comfortable, and you will be able to say, “God’s got this,” and believe it.