If I threw out a random year, say 1987, you might have to think hard about events that took place during that year. There may be one event that stands out like the birth of a child or a wedding day. But unlike any other year, 2020 will stand out forever. It is a major turning point of our country and of our world. It has seared its brand in our minds and into the history books yet to be written. Life will probably never return to normal although I refuse to accept this as the “new” norm. And I am finding that life is no longer comfortable.
Conflicting news reports bombard us from every media source. It is constant. It is in our face morning, noon, and night. And while I do not want to believe that the overall agenda is to cause discord within every aspect of our lives (to separate us, weaken us, break us), I do believe that it is at this point.
I have great difficulty finding comfort out in public when it isn’t normal out there. I am also having trouble with finding peace in my own home. The reason is that my mind is with me no matter where I am, and currently, it is very conflicted.
So how do we find that much needed peace? Where is our comfort? The answer is the same today as it has been since the beginning of time. God. I cannot offer you anything more than God Himself.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
But they who wait for the Lord
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I hope you can find peace and comfort, especially at home. Turn off the news. Maybe follow it once a day but far away from your bedtime. Spend good, quality time with your family and friends. Exercise for better sleep. Pray. Keep your mind on good and positive things. Remember that God is (always) in control.
Remember too, that God allows whom He wants to fill leadership roles. He can (and does) use people who are not perfect. He can (and does) use ungodly people. He can (and does) use those who sinful. Who is sinless? Trust in Him.
Psalms 146: 1-4
1 Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes (**those in high places), in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
**added by me
Continue to look at the beauty that surrounds us everyday. There’s always a treasure to find. I immerse myself in sunsets.
On warmer mornings, I have been enjoying the sunrise with my new pup, Kiara Nyx.
Be grateful for God. ♥️
Photos: sunset, November 15, 2020; South Dakota sunset, November 2020, courtesy of my friend, Karen D.; sunset, November 15, 2020; my new pup, pronounced: key ar ah neex. We call her Nyx.