“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
“Getting-through times”, those times we go through that we have not chosen and simply have to get through.
It’s not a time for a new project or a new adventure, or a big move or big decision. When possible, take small steps, baby steps. And little things. Like make a phone call to an old friend, check in with a neighbor. Do a mindless task or two…..clean the trash bin, water the plants, clean out a desk drawer. Trim a plant, or make a cutting to root a new one.
Play some relaxing music, or – some fun sing along music! Whenever you can, get outdoors. There is a world of healing in sunshine and fresh air . Even on rainy or misty days there is something magical to simply be outdoors for a bit of time. Little things.
Rest. Take a nap. Read a book. Read the Psalms….not all at once maybe one or two a day. Think about what you could do for someone else, some small thing.
And remember, getting-through times don’t last forever (even though sometimes it feels as though it will!) And the single most important thing to remember is: you are not alone! The Lord is with you and He will get you through these times.
Thank you Lord.
Hebrews 13:5 ..God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
Joshua 1:5 … “I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 … “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Joshua 1:9 … “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Matthew 28:20…”be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Sally I. Kennedy