One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is Psalm 23. It sparks hope and life to me. God is never fails us and remains the same throughout History.
Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV)
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
THE CHILD INSIDE OF ME ~
The year is 1960 ~ As a kid, I would run to my mom when I got hurt or felt scared. She had a way of making me know all would be okay. I was 5 years old when she left me at the Kindergarten room with strangers. She looked at me and said, "I'll come back for you after school". I think the words, "I'll come back" were more powerful than she knew. I looked at the door a lot and all I wanted was my mom. I did not know time and I didn't have a clue when she would come back. She went to work and somebody else came back for me. Isn't crazy how we want the one person who we know to pick us up from places that scare us.
The year is 2020 ~ A virus called, "coronavirus".
Living in California, we are living under a shelter in place order by our Governor. I have learned to live one day at a time. We are one day closer to freedom again. This is the only want to stop the virus from spreading. It is scary times and I found myself yesterday wanting to talk to my mom. She lives in Heaven now and the little girl in me cried. Our world is living under new normals and people want it to end. I decided to read Psalm 23 daily. I call upon the name of the Lord and trust the process. This is hard, but daily choices will outline our day. Positive thoughts, leads to positive actions.
"I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER"
Let me remind you that the house of the Lord is not the church building. God dwells inside of you and can give peace in all seasons of life. I hope this sparks hope today for you. My prayers continue for each of you, your family and friends. I would ask that you pray for my family, friends and me. I thank God for my family who remain strong around me, my friends and you. Each of us will get through this together in prayer and knowing God is able to stop this virus as quickly as it started. I believe in miracles and won't stop.
Daily read: Chapter Psalm 91
Verse one: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.