God is not Quarantined! He is not limited although we may be at this time. He is with us regardless of our circumstances, if you and I will just turn our focus and attention to Him. It is important that we take all precautions to be safe during this crisis and not do anything that would make this critical situation worse for ourself and other people. This a time for all of us to adapt and adjust our schedules and daily habits so that the Coronavirus Outbreak doesn’t escalate.
There have been times in my life that I was not able to do what I normally to do, yet those times became a good time to seek and experience God’s presence and peace in a deeper way. I like this insight from Bonnie Jensen…”Don’t let worry interrupt your trust in God today, they will be wasted moments.” Do not waste this valuable extra time, make the best of it and use it to draw closer to God and grow in your relationship with Him. Use this opportunity to spend some of your time with Him and reading and studying the Bible. Here are some encouraging promises from God’s Word to think about and focus on…
“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His presence always.” -1 Chronicles 16:11
“The Lord is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope.” – Psalm 34:18
“God is our refuge and our strength, an ever present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
“For the Lord has said.. I will never leave you or forsake you.” – Hebrews 13: 5
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
Use this time also, to talk with God by praying for yourself and for others. We may not be able to get out and go all the places we would like to go or be with friends as much right now but… our prayers can go anywhere. Prayer changes things, including ourselves and our attitude and outlook.
“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world not able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power, nothing too small for His love.” – Corrie Ten Boom
If we will just do these simple things, it will help us to remember that God is always with us… even when we are going through a difficult time.