Have you heard that expression ‘Stop the world, I want to get off!’ spoken by someone finding life too busy with too many things to do? Well – the world at the moment has certainly stopped, brought to a halt by a virus so small no-one can see it with the naked eye! Life for most people is now on hold until such time as we are told it is safe to resume our ‘normal’ lives. How can we afford to live much longer like this? What will happen if we become ill?
For some of us the last few months have been a very welcome break from a hectic lifestyle where the months and years go so fast we cannot believe where our life has gone. For others though it is a trial. A time where we cannot do the things we want to do or see the people we want to see. A difficult time when big events in life have to be cancelled and we worry about our friends and family coming into contact with a deadly disease. Perhaps it is a mixture of all these things for everyone. Our days are uncertain and our state of mind easily depressed.
How can we turn this worrying time into something more bearable? Can we find a way to cope with bad days by turning our thoughts to Jesus who shared all the feelings we have even in his short life? We are told in the Bible that Jesus experienced all the feelings that we have but kept his mind at all times on how God’s word could help and comfort him. Perhaps we should do the same and take comfort from the fact that Jesus knows we are troubled and has given us some good advice.
‘Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.’
We should be comforted knowing that our Heavenly Father is watching over us and caring for us if we put all our trust in him.
Matthew 6 vs 31 – 34
Hebrews 4 vs 15 – 16