Trusting God While Navigating Through Covid-19
When you don’t have faith, you have hopelessness and hopelessness breeds fear.
In September of 2020, Langston’s wife gave birth to their beautiful baby girl. Shortly after, they found out that their older daughter had COVID-19. It was something none of them was prepared for.
In September of 2020, Langston’s wife, Sarah, gave birth to their beautiful baby girl. Shortly after, they found out that their older daughter had COVID-19. It was something none of them were prepared for.
They had heard so many things about COVID-19, from it being fake to certain death if you get it. They weren’t sure what or who to believe.
There was one thing for sure, their older daughter had it and they had a newborn baby in the house. They had to find out a way to navigate through it all.
Being a dad and having to deal with this took its toll on Langston and his family. There were times neither he, his wife, nor the kids were on the same page. He shares that one of the most important things they learned was to communicate with one another.
Our minds have a way of spiraling out of control if we let it. They found themselves spent mentally and emotionally but their faith in God got them through.
Langston and Sarah didn’t have a plan before the Covid-19 diagnosis but decided to trust God to see them through to the end.
Some points to consider when going through tough times:
- Stay focused.
- Have faith.
- Take it a day at a time.
Words to Live By:
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7 (ESV).
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV).
Dr. Ron’s Perspective:
One moment life can be rolling along smoothly and suddenly, a painful 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
“Jesus’ response to suffering people provides a glimpse into the heart of God. God is not the unmoved Absolute, but rather the Loving One who draws near” (91).