Covid Quarantine with a Newborn in the Home
"I felt like I was drowning ...the thing that got me through was my faith and knowing that God was with us."
Sarah describes the challenges her family faced when the Covid virus invaded their home.
Sarah’s family were both celebrating and adjusting to their new bundle of joy when the Covid virus invaded their home.
She describes the challenges associated with quarantining the entire family as they faced both physical and emotional hardships.
Social distancing was impossible with a newborn, let alone the worry of what the long-term impact might be. At times Sarah felt overwhelmed and felt like she was drowning. But ultimately she knew she could trust the unknown future to an all-knowing God.
Some Thoughts to Consider:
- Stay rooted in your faith.
- Cling to God.
- Trust God even when things don’t make sense.
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (NIV).
“ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).
“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’ ” Psalm 91:2 (NIV).
Dr. Ron’s Perspective:
One moment life can be rolling along smoothly and suddenly, a traumatic life event occurs. It catches you off guard and shakes the foundation of your world. Anxiety, fear, and depression are common emotional reactions. You might experience sleepless nights and a prevailing sense that life will never be the same. This can also be a time of uncertainty and insecurity. You may wonder, “Why me? Why now? What does the future hold?” This can be a powerful opportunity where one’s faith can be challenged and the purpose of life contemplated, perhaps for the very first time. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of your life, strengthening your faith by putting your trust in God. Talk to him, the One who already understands your fear and wants to comfort you. He is waiting and ready to listen. You are never truly alone!
Grace Notes by Philip Yancey
“For those who suffer, and those who stand beside them, Job offers up an important lesson. Doubts and complaints are valid responses, not symptoms of weak faith- so valid, in fact, that God made sure the Bible included them all” (100).