A special welcome to my guest blogger, Terri Sherrow.
I worry during these times of uncertainty. How can I not worry? The coronavirus has us in quarantine, and the world is on hold. I worry not only for my health but for the health and safety of my loved ones, health care professionals, first responders, those in the workplace, my friends and their families. I worry about our finances. Plus, I worry about whether or not our leaders are making the right decisions.
I worry about WORRYING!
In the quietness of an early morning, I realized that there is always something to worry about. My fears for today are no different than yesterday’s angst or my concerns for tomorrow. I remind myself repeatedly that worry comes from unfound fears and that my focus needs to be on what I know is true. The truth is that Jesus Christ is our foundation. He is the cornerstone on which our faith is based. Our Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Peter tells us that Christ is the cornerstone and when we trust in Him, we will never be put to shame (1 Peter 2:4-10). We belong to God and He has brought us out of the darkness into the light. The Apostle Paul assures us of this same message in Ephesians 2:19-20. The gospel is the source of life, truth, and direction for our lives. With Christ as our cornerstone, we are the dwelling place of God’s Holy Spirit.
As I prayed this morning, I placed my worries at the foot of the cross. I turned my face to Jesus and His guarantee that the Holy Spirit dwells within me. I claimed God’s promise to always be faithful with his presence, his provisions, and his protection. I found peace, recalling the following scripture from King David, “I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4, NIV).
I’m ready now to be a light to everyone I meet… through social distancing, of course.
© 2020, Terri Sherrow
Terri Sherrow is new to the Prayer Ministry Team of Christian Grandparenting Network. For more information about this ministry, please visit our Facebook page or https://christiangrandparenting.net/prayer/