This year has brought feelings and experiences some of us have never had to navigate before. We’ve had to adapt and improvise. We’ve had to consider the short-term and long-term of many changing things. As a result, it has brought to light things that may have gone unnoticed or unchecked. Our habits, our fears, our insecurities and where we turn to for comfort.
When the stay-at-home order was first placed, I remember telling a friend, “Before, having a positive mindset most days was a bonus, but now it feels like I have to proactively put positive thoughts at the front. It’s a necessity.”
As we all face more time alone, more space to ourselves, let me gently encourage you to fill your minds up with things of God. Because our minds will get filled, whether with news or tasks or stresses or distractions. But we are made by a good God who gives us all that we need and desires us to rely on Him. There is a lot that can unsettle us in this time, but let yourselves be settled in truth today:
Philippians 4:8, NIV: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
May this season, however it may look for you, bring positive and life-giving changes to your life. May you find a well of joy in God alone.