This year has certainly been a year to go down in history. We might believe it’s the end of the times, and any day the trumpets will blow. We might believe that the world is diseased due to human sinfulness. The reasons might vary but the conclusion is the same. We have our faith to protect us in our divided country. It is such a wonderful feeling to see Christians of different denominations come together for the National Prayer March. Thousands of Christians gathered on the Mall in Washington, waving flags, kneeling in prayer circles alongside monuments, singing and listening to speakers who called on the nation to come together and heal. Praying to repair a country in the midst of a spiritual crisis. We can pray, heal and be soul filled knowing that God is in control. Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! The Lord is in control of what will transpire. The book of Psalms reminds us of God’s mercy and protection.
Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Psalms 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
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As believers we can trust and know that God is in control and will protect us…as his will be done. It is our duty to vote, pray for our nation, stay steadfast in our Faith, rely on God, and follow HIS wishes that are laid upon our heart. I pray that all our churches will be open at normal capacity/distancing. The word “social distancing” was recently shared with me in the sense the word being ‘Social’ and not ‘physical’, implies we are not to socialize with anyone. Its almost a barrier in the sense of the word, instead of using the word ‘physical distancing” which is what is. Social distancing implies emotional distancing which is unhealthy. No hugging, no holding hands, no affection, no gathering, and the list goes on and on…but as humans we depend on interaction for fulfillment and unity. The rise of alcohol abuse, unhealthy eating habits, domestic and drug abuse. Reaching out emotionally to check on others and let them know we care in important. It is not meant to be an emotional distance, but a physical one, that I pray will end soon. Nothing compares to an actual hug, but facetime (skype/Zoom) is nice to see another person can do if you are unable to see loved ones. I was talking to my Mom in California, and I wanted to show her something. I said hold on and I’ll facetime you. It felt so nice to see her, and I realized how much I needed to Facetime more often in the midst of this. Emotional distancing can turn into emotional numbness if we let it. I pray for all of you, I hope that each and everyone of you are doing well, holding up and hanging in there. Life can be tough. I have had those days…I am thankful that tomorrow is a new day ..Be glad and rejoice in it! Love in Christ, Taylor