COVID infection , quarantine, vaccination, hospitalization, ventilator, lack of oxygen, pneumonia. death. Each item creates fear, anxiety, stress, depression, uncertainty, boredom, frustration, and may lead to a frenzy which could end in suicide.
Why are we so easily trapped in the clutches of COVID-19? Why do we allow the enemy to entrap us with hopelessness and despair? Even the governments have fallen into the trap and have fallen fully into COVID grip with lock-downs, masks, social distancing and replacing handshakes with elbow bumps?
Let us each be responsible for our well-being taking into consideration that COVID-19 is very infectious? Keep ourselves healthy with good food, sufficient rest and sleep, manage stress levels, exercise and keep a healthy mind-set. If in infectious environment like group meetings, public places, wear masks for self and others’ safety, safe-distance, wash hands and at all times observe government alerts. Where vaccination is available choose the vaccine you trust and protect yourself by enhancing your auto-immunity so that in case of infection it will not be so serious to be life-threatening. Those at higher risk such as the elderly and those with pre-disposed illness should exert more care. Then having taken all care you can, leave the rest to the Lord.
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Leave it to the Lord to protect and heal us and to take care of His children as a Father does. Do not be fixated, paralyzed by the thought of COVID-19 for yourself and loved ones. Life and death are in His hands. Let us trust Him to supply our needs inspite of COVID-19. Even with COVID-19 we have the will and do His good pleasure.
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work…
Philippians 2 : 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.