So, how are you today? Just remember, whatever you are feeling, it’s all ok. Fear? Sadness? Grief? Loneliness? Anxiety? All of these emotions, and the exhaustion that comes with them, are normal human reactions to challenging times. About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with RA and spent most days in bed, unable to walk, comb my own hair, get up and down out of a chair, until the meds began to work. A few months after that, Wesley was diagnosed with his first of two tumors in two years, which meant two very big surgeries. All the feelings you’re feeling we felt…because that’s what humans do. The thing that kept me going was knowing that God was in control…that I had a kind and faithful Father who was carrying us in his strong hands. I would lie in my bed and look out the window, and these words, from one of my favorite Getty/Townend hymns would play over and over in my head:
“There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
A consolation strong against despair,
That when the world has plunged me in its deepest pit,
I find the Savior there!
Through present sufferings, future’s fear,
He whispers ‘courage’ in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
And they will lead me home.” — Stuart Townend
We’re one solid week into quarantine here and no one knows how many weeks we have to go. But this one thing I do know…there is a Hope! Courage my friends. Courage!