I have got to start by saying that many times over the last couple of days, I have been close to tears. The whole Coronavirus and all of the news coverage, along with my husband’s reports to me once I have turned off the news, have led me to be anxious and upset. So, time to refocus. God is in control and nothing is going to happen today that He and I can’t handle together!
I have started a new gratitude journal as I face the challenge of each new day. I hope that you will all join me in this endeavor. As bad as things are, and the President says that it will get worse, there is always something for which we can be thankful. I am especially thankful for my husband who is my companion in all of this and who has taken such good care of me for the last five years since I had a stroke. I am thankful for being able to pick up a prescription at Walmart without going into the store. I am thankful for grocery pick-up also, again without going into the store at all. I am thankful for my cat Daisy who seems to sense when I am down and cuddles with me. I am thankful for my sister who shares my love of reading. I am thankful that each of my children and grandchildren is healthy now and that I can see them via technology. I am thankful for God who loves me in spite of my doubts, depression and weaknesses and calls me to His side to be refreshed, again and again.
Yes, the days are hard and sometimes seem long. But, God….You complete that statement. There are so many of these statements in the Bible. Just when you think that the situation is hopeless, but God….
Blessings, my dear friends and readers, for a day filled with hope and gratitude. That is how I am approaching today, so I pray that you will join me.