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PARANOIA

He was hot, I mean literally boiling hot in the wee hours of the morning and whenever I loosened his duvet,he would complain of feeling cold.I was at that moment whispering a prayer to God. COVID-19 has made me so paranoid! Whenever I sneeze oddly or he sneezes or coughs unexpectedly, I am alarmed and I must confess I am so tired of living like this! I am talking about my hubby here, bearing in mind he still actively goes to work daily! God help us!

Finally, his temperature normalised and I breathed a sigh of relief. I want to experience peace in the midst of this great storm and I know He is able to calm the storm, I know He is able to part the seas, but why am I so anxious and fearful and on toes about every cough, cold or temperature hike? It doesn’t necessarily mean Coronavirus just found it’s way to the house! Goodness me!

I just do not want to live like this anymore! I do not want to be anxious or worried about tomorrow or be fearful, rather I want to be strong and courageous, confident in the fact that this too shall pass! I want to hold on to faith and trust that He indeed is in control and whenever I say a prayer, I just do not want to be on ‘lip-service’ but mean it from the heart.

We go through these emotions especially during this season but as I wrote in my last post, I am assuring myself as well as you my reader that this too shall pass.The future might appear very bleak and foggy and the end of the tunnel not in sight, but surely there will definitely be an end and when this day comes, we will resume normal life, bond with friends and family, hold and attend weddings normally, go about life like COVID never happened and hey, be able to hug and shake hands again, not fearful of coughs, colds,sneezes or random temperature hikes.

God is going to do it and I challenge and dare you to hold on to faith, it is the only rope that really does not snap under pressure.Yes, we will or even are tired of holding on but do not let go. Whenever in doubt and whenever fear creeps in, God has assurances for all of us, first he goes on to say, “My child,do not fear for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name.You are mine.” Does that mean I won’t go through hard times and dark situations?  He answers by saying, “You know what my child, when you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burnt; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:1-2 paraphrased)

“What if I am weak and cannot take all this anymore?What if I am about to let go of this rope called faith?” He goes on to assure, “You know what child, I am your refuge and strength and ever present help in trouble, and this includes during this pandemic.I am here for you child just call on me!” (See Psalms 46)

His promises go on and on and on.We have the book, the Bible and we need to dwell there and fill our hearts and minds with such assurances then we will definitely have the courage and strength to keep holding onto faith.

“Trust The voice that speaks”

Spread faith during these dark times.Encourage and share the love on whatever platform you can access. Lots of love!

God is able to turn this grave situation into a beautiful garden! Just trust Him.

 

 

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