Two weeks in the community quarantine, and I wonder how are you doing?
Not long ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. It was followed by a few cases reported in our country. Then, the community quarantine was announced. Mass gatherings like events and church gatherings are stopped.
Everyone suddenly halted their “usual” day and are told to stay at home. Staying at home is the most logical solution that the authorities mandated to flatten the curve or slow down the spread of the virus. It sounds reasonable and easy until you realize that the food in the storage is running out, and you think of how your family will survive tomorrow, the following week, month, or year. And we worry.
They say that “worry is a misuse of imagination.” Your mind works, but it drives in the wrong direction. We worry way too much about so many things. What to eat? What will happen to my job? What if I get infected with COVID-19? What if we ran out of this or that? And so many other “what ifs.”
In uncertain times like this, it seems like there are moments that worrying can’t be avoided. But it doesn’t mean we succumb to it. So how should we cope at this time?
We take it one day at a time. Refuse to be overwhelmed by the worry that is coming your way. Be grateful for each day. Seize every moment. Love deeply. Have faith to trust God and His daily provision.
I am reminded of Matthew 6:25-34, where Jesus taught us not to worry because our Heavenly Father knows our needs and will provide for us. In verse 34, he said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
In the middle of this pandemic, let your worries melt away as you trust our good God.