Psalm 41:3 – The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
Our world has always had threats to human life.
And then there’s chaos.
Recently our world has known the meaning of chaos where the Coronavirus has taken over every part of the United States and most of other countries.
It is tragic to see human life that has been lost. But there has also been loss of our way of life.
They have placed everything on hold for two weeks hoping that’s enough time for the virus to burn itself out.
How do we live in this time without it dragging us down into fear, depression and chaos?
One of the ways that you can help yourself is to be informed. Many of the fears that abound are because of the Coronavirus. There is information on the internet on sites like cdc.gov and health.harvard.edu. These sites provide us with information on what you need to know, what the virus is, the symptoms, if you think you are sick, preparations and community resources.
It’s important that if you are experiencing symptoms to contact your health provider and ask what you should do to find out if you have the virus and whether treatment or isolation should be followed.
Remember that just as the Bible verse above says God will sustain you on your sickbed and restore you. Yes, there have been many people who have died, but there is always hope to cling to that we will be made well again and our world find it’s way out of chaos.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.