All this hatred and discord over masks vs. no masks, vaccines vs. no vaccines, makes my heart sick! To be completely honest it increases my anxiety and I know for a fact that I’m not alone! People are being pushy, judgmental and lacking understanding & empathy. Everyone operating at these extremes is making this pandemic more uncomfortable, upsetting, challenging, and frightening!
We are all in this together! But, we’re acting like our friends, neighbor’s, and even family members are our enemies!
Wake up call…
To all the people pushing tooth and nail masks and vaccines to the point of stirring anger and bitterness… there’s still so many unknowns! The data is showing that the vaccines aren’t the complete answer to our suffering! I’m not saying we shouldn’t get the vaccine, I’m saying “WE DON’T KNOW… NOBODY DOES! Even the best of the best medical doctors and biologists are still trying to figure out Covid.
Wake Up Call…
To those acting like this pandemic is just another flu, my daughter almost died from a rare condition caused by Covid, MIS-C. Don’t think for a minute I haven’t endured fear over whether she can get this condition again, the top doctor’s DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT have enough data to answer that question. I have found myself at times feeling tightness in my chest over what our future has in store over this Covid “hell” we’ve all been living! I have decided to trust God and trust that He holds the future. He knows the answers to the questions regarding the future. He holds our tomorrow! I’ve come to realize that if I allow this fear to be my primary focus it will continue to scare the living daylights out of me. My living in fear is not going to help my daughter, my children, myself, my marriage, my relationships, or the people around me! In fact, fear will hurt myself and my relationships!
I choose to spend my time loving and leading people to the hope of Jesus! I choose to pray fervently and heed the Holy Spirit for answers.
I choose to seek the Holy Spirit for guidance over masks, vaccines, and how to live wisely in the midst of this global pandemic.
I refuse to control what I don’t understand!
This pandemic is real and there are so many unknowns! Let’s all stop acting like we know everything cause we DO NOT!!! During this time of uncertainty and tremendous unknowns, I know a few things are absolutely certain…
1.) We all NEED Jesus and God is in control!
2.) We NEED each other to ensure that during this time of tribulation and difficulty that we come out stronger, still standing, and mentally and physically put together!
3.) We NEED to pray for others and not judge, ridicule, or slander!
4.). We NEED to ensure our eternal lives are secure and work to love others to Jesus. We need to do our part to be sure we all make it to Heaven together! We can’t do this when being unkind and judgmental!
5.) We NEED to allow this time of uncertainty to build our empathy and compassion!
6.) We NEED to trust God!
We’re all suffering and hurting! Please STOP causing unnecessary hurt and suffering! It’s not helping and we all know it! Trust me, as a counselor I hear the hearts of people and everyone is afraid of the pandemic, even those who say their not. We’re all fearful on some level, because it’s impacting us all!
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12