When is the last time you “talked” to God?
My job has me surrounded by COVID-19 and it’s effects on people, relationships, and the community on a day-to-day basis. I see the numbers twice a day, I make phone calls about the pandemics effects. I have had friends, family members of friends, and friends of friends get COVID-19 and i have lost family members and friends to this pandemic. It’s beginning to take a toll on my mental health.
For the past week I have had one too many sleepless nights. My mind is just filled with everyone I’ve come across that has been affected by this pandemic. My anxiety is at an all time high. I worry about my health, my kids health, my family‘s health, and the health of everyone I hold dearly. If I had a regular job at least I would not have to see the effects of the pandemic on our society on a day-to-day basis. I could just block it out of my mind for a couple of days. Unfortunately, with where I am, that is not possible.
The past few days, I have prayed and conversed with the Lord like I haven’t in such a long time. I have also opened up with my family about how I feel and that has helped tremendously. The comfort I received was life changing.
If you are going through anything, please reach out and talk to someone. For me it was my family. The peace and comfort I got talking to my wife and kids was just the fuel I needed to continue what I am doing.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Right now lord, I really need you. I need to show yourself. I am scared. I am alone. I cannot eat, cannot sleep, cannot comprehend. Show yourself lord. Reveal yourself. Have mercy. I believe. I have faith. I need you.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for this day. I’m sorry I haven’t been talking to you lately. I wish I could say it’s because i have been busy but to be honest, it’s just cause I was lazy and forgetful.
I recently bought this necklace as I reminder of your love.
Forgive me father. I thank you for keeping my family and loved ones safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I pray for those that have contracted it. I pray for those that are without a job right now. I pray for those tonight who are worried about health and finances. I thank you lord for another successful school year for the girls. You are wonderful and glorious lord. I thank you for being patient with me. Forgive me of my sins and where I lead those close to me wrong. Bless my career and all of us on this earth. I love you lord. In Jesus name, AMEN.