We are sure it is no surprise to you that a lot is going on in our community, nation, and the world today. We are saddened to see how lives have been shaken, hospitals filled, and hope seems to be gone for many. Our hearts go out to those directly and indirectly affected by COVID-19 and we pray that wherever you find yourself amidst this time, that you are reminded that there is a God who loves you and wants to restore, heal, and change you in this time. It’s sad to say, but oftentimes it takes extremes for God to get our attention. We believe just the same for this situation. In this blog post, we are here to provide encouragement and hope.
Take Time to Rest
In our world today, it is so easy to be overcome by to-do lists, busy schedules, and commitments that we forget to truly rest. Rest is a time where you can unwind, breathe, and rejuvenate for the days ahead. This can look different for everyone. Some may use this time to enjoy leisure activities while another enjoys time outdoors. However, you find rest, be sure to incorporate physical rest as well and get plenty of sleep. Through the time of social distancing and extra time at home, be intentional and take care of your loved ones as well.
The Little Things
During this time of isolation and not following our typical routine, we must use this time to self-reflect and enjoy the time we have been given. This will look different depending on your situation and circumstances. However, we encourage you to utilize the time you’ve been given and enjoy the little blessings alongside you. If you are at home with your family, treasure the time you’ve been given and create wonderful memories. If you are not around people currently, use this time to enjoy one of your hobbies that is usually on the back burner. The little things at the end of the day many times are the big things in disguise.
Consider using this time to reset your priorities and goals. Oftentimes when we are in the early spring months, our focus can become distracted as so many things seem to be going on, especially this year. We encourage you to use this time as a time to self-reflect and reprioritize areas of your life that seem out of place. As we have time to be away from many distractions, what better time is there to reflect than now? Ask for accountability from a loved one as you strive to reset and thrive with the season of life you are in.
We Are Here for You!
The year 2020 has definitely not been what any of us would haveexpected. However, we can rest in the fact we believe in a God who is all-knowing and in control. In this time of uncertainty, we pray that you may be encouraged and use this time with intentionality and grow as an individual and family.