Hi and welcome to this week’s Thought of the Day post.
As you have probably noticed, I’ve been quieter than usual. Just to reassure you, all is well over here!
I’ve just taken some time to take stock of all that 2020 has brought to us. A sort-of “sabatical” from regular blogging and social media.
I’m sure you’ve had your own version of this throughout the virus crisis and the riots and other things that we see happening around the world this year.
What else could happen? Who knows!
But what I will decide for myself, and I hope this allows you to think about your own decisions around the virus and other crises going on right now.
I don’t want to live in fear.
Fear affects our immune systems, it makes them weaker and what we need when there’s something that threatens it, is to strengthen it, and not to make it more prone to catching any illnesses that might be around us in any way (in any time really, but it’s at the forefront of our minds now).
I want to live by faith.
I am a Christian, and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I speak with Him regularly, and think about Him often. Not as often as I’d liked before all this pandemic stuff started to happen.
I realise this post will not be as popular as others, but I’m sure it will help some people that read this. I will not apologise for my faith, and this period of time has led me to be more bold with my beliefs in the one True God (am sure that last phrase won’t help my case either, what can I do).
The realisation of the things that are happening have made me think that these times require lots of faith and belief in the fact that no matter what happens, God wins in the end.
One of my favourite Bible verses is this one:
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the LORD’s servants, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.Isaias 54:17
I feel it really applies to these times we’re living in. No matter what happens, illness, wars, plagues, riots, etc., won’t succeed. They will try but they will not succeed.
I encourage you to consider whether you want to continue 2020 and onward living in fear, or in faith, whatever shape that might take for you.