As we face the epidemic with Novel Coronavirus...
There is nothing of wisdom that I can offer or insight I can share as to how long things will feel out of sorts as we face this epidemic with Novel Coronavirus (COVID19). But, what I want to share with you, at least in this moment, is something that keeps rolling over and over in my heart.
It is well.
One thing that has helped me time and time again is keeping small reminders of His promises around me – phrases that bring to mind His faithfulness and His peace that He gives us. Even in uncertainty, He is present with us. In our greatest time of need, He is with us.
Below are screen savers I created for myself but want to share now with friends.
When peace like a river attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say, “It is well, it is well with my soul!”
It is well with my soul! It is well, it is well with my soul!
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought— My sin, not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to His Cross, and I bear it no more; Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live;
If dark hours about me shall roll, No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
– Horatio G. Spaffor