A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog, entitled,’ show a little more love’. With all that is going on in America today, there could not possibly be a better time than now.
The world has become such a stressful place with what seems to be an unlimited amount of pressure applied to our daily lives, particularly people of color (African Americans to be more specific). This population not only is more likely to succumb to the coronavirus pandemic but compounding the problems are endless police brutality and a countless number of people against us. It seems to never end.
Somewhere in the midst of one’s daily struggles, the phase often uttered is, – ‘lets us pray about it’. Lord, we have been praying and praying. Sometimes it feels like endless praying. Yet still waiting for change to come. Some are dealing with all the above in addition to losing a loved one. Wow, how do you handle all of this? The weight of the world is on your shoulders. You must push through; others are depending on you. How does one move forward in a positive mindset or with a positive frame of mind.
As mentioned in my book, “Coping with the loss of a loved One”, in Chapter 3, I share ways to overcome while living through these valley experiences. It is not easy or comfortable. While experiencing the chaos around us, there is that overwhelming sense of grief, loneliness, isolation, emotional pain. God says in Psalm 46:10– “Be still and know that I am God.” No matter what you are going through, be still. Draw strength and nourishment from God’s well of grace. Now is the perfect time to spend more time reading God’s word. There is a message for you within the pages of this ancient book. There is a balm in Gilead, know that He is God and will see us through. Not in our time, but His own.