Just as we think that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it turns out to be an oncoming train! Additional restrictions are back in place. No more than 6 people inside or outside for social gatherings. I don’t know about you, but I was just beginning to make plans. Plans for a holiday; plans for coffee mornings; plans for birthday celebrations; even planning for Christmas! Now what??!
There is no precedent for what is happening in our society right now, and, as we approach darker nights, colder weather and the flu season, there doesn’t seem very much to look forward to.
I am in a fortunate position in that my faith is the rock on which I can build my hope for the future. When I am feeling unsure, hopeless or alone, I can turn to my God in prayer. So, I would like to think of things that will change my feelings of negativity and hopelessness to positivity and thankfulness. Every day, I am going to find just one thing that makes me be thankful and smile. I plan to share that on my personal Facebook page, along with a bible verse, and I would love it if any of you out there would respond to my posts and share what has made you smile.
There may be days in which it is very hard to see the lighter side. If you don’t want to share on social media, then how about writing it down on a small piece of paper, date it and pop it in a jar? Store them up and then, on those days when you just can’t see the funny side, open it up and spend a little time reading them. Or, you can just try praying…..https://www.trypraying.co.uk/
Psalm 18:28 “You Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”