We have no choice but to hold fast to God’s unfailing love this week. Wait a minute; this week?
We must hold fast every week, day, hour, and minute. And do we ever have a choice? No, for the believer, there is only one answer; Jesus. For the unbeliever, the choice might be to worry or fix the problem by any means necessary. That might work once or twice or even for a very long time, but God eventually reminds everyone that He is in charge.
As Dr. Charles Stanley often says, “Trust God and leave all the consequences to Him.”
In the last couple of weeks, COVID-19 came closer by affecting my spiritual mentor and friend, and his dear wife. He’s been struggling with this for about three weeks now, in the hospital for the last two. We are rejoicing with every small step of progress for this good and humble soldier for God’s kingdom. And we are glad to report that his wife is recovering nicely, at home.
Yesterday, COVID-19 invited itself into our family. My son tested positive. He showed what we thought were allergy symptoms, something he’s struggled with since he was a small child. When the senses of taste and smell went missing, we knew it was time to be tested.
Because we are caregivers to my mom and sister, we have been cautious from the start. When my son tested positive, we traced his activity, which resulted in six others being tested. ALL NEGATIVE, PRAISE THE LORD! And Mom was not exposed.
So, we will be quarantined at home for as long as it takes, holding fast to God’s unfailing love and mercy. We are in this, with Jesus, for the long haul.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4
If you are being personally affected by COVID-19, or feel overwhelmed by the duration of this global ordeal, hold fast, my friends. Hold fast! The Lord is faithful.
Posting in the Five Minute Friday link-up this week. The writing prompt is HOLD.
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I pray your son makes a speedy recovery. God is in control x fmf#6
Thanks, Loretta. We appreciate your prayers, they are working. Sorry for the delayed response. It’s been a busy week at home this week. The virus was contained to my son and it has not escalated. We should be in the clear in a few days. Praise the Lord!
Suzette: I wonder who you were referring to in your blog😉
Wouldn’t you like to know!
Praying for a quick recovery for your son!
Sometimes disease invites itself
right into your life,
sweeps mementoes of the shelf,
and unsheathes a knife.
Grinning with a death’s-head leer,
it stomps down your bright past
and makes it all suddenly appear
recent joys were your last.
But sickness is a liar
(though you may surely die)
for it can’t feed to the fire
what’s held in God’s clear sky,
that hold-fast faith in which you live,
and the love you ever give.
Andrew, your words blessed me today. Thank you. My son is still at home, recovering nicely. Praise God, the virus did not escalate. I apologize for the delayed response. Trying to work from home, caregiving, and making non-contact food & drink deliveries to my son’s room have consumed much time this week. All to the glory of God! All is well.
“Trust God and leave all the consequences to Him.” Amen! Such a good reminder.
Praying your son makes a quick recovery and you all stay healthy!
Annie FMF #23
Getting back to the blog today and found all the prayers offered for my son. Thank you! God is good. My son continues to improve. Yay God! Thanks for visiting and praying!