Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
My last blog was at the beginning of COVID-19. The pandemic along with political and social unrest, police reform, and the devastation to our economy has been more than many people can take – physically, mentally, spiritually and financially.
Since that time I created and shared an on-demand webinar: “How to Get Through Today’s Uncertainty”. You are still able to watch it. (Click here.) Additionally, I shared this topic at a recent men’s conference. Many of the men bought my book, The Gift Is You. The book shares my personal journey and more opportunities that provide hope. It’s available on my website www.thegiftisyou.org.
Our world is constantly changing and 2020 is no exception. Recently, I received a text message from one of my former OB/GYN Residents. She and her husband have lost two of their grandparents to COVID-19. Others have experienced the virus themselves. Schools, churches and sports have made massive changes.
None of us are immune from an uncertain future. Many people have stopped watching the News because the voices are duplicitous and the issues seem overwhelming. I’ve even found myself thinking that I can solve many of the problems we’re facing, but then reality sets in and I throw my hands up because I don’t know what to do.
Frustration, fear, anger, depression and hopelessness seem to be taking over our personalities and character. I’m no different than you, but then God reminds me that He is in control.
One of my good friends recently asked me what the Bible says about all of this. I saw in his eyes and heard in his voice that he was very worried, confused and fearful. His question was simple, yet profound. He was sincere and seemed to be searching for hope.
At that moment, God nudged me and I immediately turned to the Bible for help. These are the scriptures I referenced:
1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done.
7 Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
(Psalm 46:1, 10)
11 For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
12 Then you will call on me and pray to me and I will listen to you. (13) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29: 11-13)
Don’t let Satan win your battle! Turn your troubles over to God. He is in control. Keep Jesus in your heart and follow him every day. Then you will be amazed at how your life will turn around. Better days are ahead!
God bless you – ALWAYS.