(Hello Awesome Readers! I am having a medical procedure today (8/3/20) so I'm sharing with you something I wrote at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. As always, be blessed and BE a blessing!)
This is faith in real time. This is different for me. Usually I don't like to talk about what I am going through currently but what I've been already overcome. I normally share my testimony after I've made it through whatever particular situation challenged my faith but this Coronavirus is different so I have to be a little different.
I was on my knees praying and the tears just started flowing.
I always try to find the bright side or learn a lesson whenever my faith is tested. Yesterday though, I broke down and cried. These days, the tears I cry are usually tears of joy because I can see the progress that I've made in life. Yesterday, the tears I cried were tears of hurt and fear...wondering how I would survive financially in the midst of this crisis, not to mention how I would still be able to afford a much needed surgery that I had been saving for.
I've been through so much already in my lifetimes (Lifetimes is plural because I've lived many lives during my time on Earth). Just when I'm catching my best stride ever, Boom! CO-VID 19 enters the picture with the potential of wiping out my very modest financial gains and postponing my surgery indefinitely.
It may sound selfish to be concerned about financial struggles when so many people have lost their lives or have lost loved ones. I have the emotional capacity to hurt for others without minimizing what I'm going through. The truth is essential and some of us are going to have to face hard truths as we deal with the impact of this catastrophe. The truth is, this a faith tester, a challenge to my faith, a challenge to many of ours regardless of what God we serve.
Do not allow Coronavirus to claim your faith.
The Coronavirus has robbed and will rob us of many people and many of our earthly comforts. Use this to strengthen your faith in God. Use this to draw closer. No, we don't know what the future holds. No, we don't know what God knows and we certainly have no idea how we will be delivered. Just don't stop believing in His love for you and in His plan for you.
God didn't say we wouldn't suffer. His very own Son suffered. He hang from the cross and bled with a crown of thorns on His head. That indicates that the rest of us are going to have our share of struggles. He didn't say we were exempt from horrific things. He did say He would be with us through them all. It's up to us to live like we really believe that God is who He says He is.
I want to help uplift, inspire and empower others and to help leave the world a little better than I found it. I am an author, deep thinker & optimist. I know God is love. I am the author of "Candidreams: I Remember the Beginning" and "Role Reversal: Turn Pain Into Power".
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