“Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
Covid-19 is at it again. Those testing positive with covid are rising at an alarming rate in Pierce County and all throughout this country. Many states are going back to stricter regulations. Restaurants are take out only. No one knows how many of the small businesses are going to make it through this. Hospitalizations for covid are filling our hospitals. Our health care workers are being stretched.
One of my daughters is working with economically disadvantaged kids in Houston with Teach for America. She is living alone for the first time in her life. We were so looking forward to having her home for Thanksgiving. But that’s not happening anymore. Covid had other plans. She will be away from us for the first time ever during Thanksgiving, and that’s not sitting too well with her daddy.
Psst. Hey, you! He’s talking to you. Yes, you.
The “you” in the verse of the day is singular throughout our verse. God’s not talking to you all. He’s talking to you!
“Fear not, for I am with you James; do not be dismayed for I am your God James; I will strengthen you, James, I will help you, James, I will uphold you, James, with my righteous hand.”
For every time you see my name underlined, replace it with your name and read this verse again.
Yeah, really. You! Do it. Read it with your name because God’s talking to you today.
This covid season will end. The vaccine is right around the corner. Hang in there. Stay faithful. Do everything you can to protect yourself, your loved ones, our health care workers, and all other essential workers. Keep wearing your masks, keep washing your hands with soap, and continue to practice social distancing.
We’ll all make it through this. God’s got our back. Let’s make sure we’re all at the other end of this covid thing.
Listen. God’s talking to you…