Worry At This Time?

My morning class is on break this week for Spring Break. It is a week I look forward to each year. For me it means sleeping in a bit later, easing into my day, spending time with Jesus in the morning, but not on a clock to be ready for work, and relaxing.

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As a spoonie, someone who deals with fatigue due to chronic illness, I enjoy a week of relaxing in my baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants until I get ready to go teach my evening class.

Yesterday I accomplished very little, but I do hope to get closer to finishing my book this week. 🙂

I have been thinking about the whole Corona virus thing. I have asthma, so any kind of respiratory illness is something I wish to avoid. I am being careful to wash my hands and use hand sanitizer at the college.

It has been a bit concerning to me the hysteria involved as people rush out to stock up on things. A friend told me the local Costco was our of bulk toilet paper. This brings me to my point, admittedly a long winding way to get to my point- sorry, but my point is that worry does not help any situation.

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I can’t control whether a virus will come to my city or not. I can’t control how other people are going crazy or the media driven hysteria.

I can only control one thing- my attitude and reaction. So my desire is to follow what Jesus said about worry in Matthew 6:

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

I will take prudent precautions which are ones I always take such as keeping hand sanitizer in my car. As a teacher who teaches in an elementary school building, a community center and a college, I always use hand sanitizer as soon as I get to my car.

But I am not worried. It won’t prevent anything or add to my life.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

37 thoughts on “Worry At This Time?

  1. Well said . God is Sovereign in that we rest .
    What I don’t understand is why toilet paper ? Supermarket shelves empty of toilet paper for days now . TP is delivered first thing and the morning and in less than an hour all gone. Incredible!!
    Blessings !

  2. Great post! I just have to give it to God, I pray Psalms 91, then incidentally, I follow all hand washing and sanitizing, I rarely leave my home and in Jan. I caught viral pneumonia. I increase Airborne, Enchinechia, recommend ez pacs, which are full of good vitamins to boost immunity. Keep trusting God! Enjoy your break🤓

  3. Great point! Worry won’t help us or solve any problems. We just need to take the necessary precautions and keep trusting God. I’ve been doing the same, hand washing and hand sanitizer. Which I’m a hand sanitizer fanatic anyway even before now lol.

  4. Amen. I really enjoyed this post, brother. It saddens me as well to see the hysteria and the effects of a spirit of fear. This kind of stress can literally make people sick all by itself. I’m all for using common sense but we must also be balanced with the word of God.

    As believers, we have the blood of Jesus. I believe we should be covering ourselves, our loved ones, our home and our regions in the blood of Jesus through prayer. Asking for His Divine protection is a prayer He loves to answer for His beloved.

    I pray you, your loved ones and everyone reading this have a fresh hedge of protection surrounding them. Abba, keep my friends safe, healed and delivered in the name of Jesus. 🙏🏼

    Brother, I do pray you love every minute of your break. What a wonderful blessing it is! You certainly deserve it!

  5. I’m praying for your protection. For some reason the asthmatics seem to be recovering from this thing.

    I’m unsure of the statistics for fibrosis. I could isolate. Oh wait. I’m already a hermit….

    Good writing!

  6. Such a valuable reminder!! I struggle with worry at times and boy if I’d just remember to choose to trust Him and remember His truth in the heat of the moment I’d sure fair a lot better off!!! Great scripture reference ❤️

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