The final strategy to implement to face this pandemic is
6. Continue Your Work
There are a lot of things we are accustomed to doing that we simply cannot do right now. Many of us cannot visit with family or friends. We cannot dine in a restaurant or even attend church services. But rather than focusing on what we cannot do, let’s focus on what we can do.
What Can We Do?
For starters, any essential worker, should continue doing their essential duties during this pandemic. And we should do our part to help them be less bombarded with everything on their plate now.
For everyone else, perhaps who have been sent to work from home to those laid off for an indefinite period of time, trying to get through with unemployment, what can they do?
Shouldn’t we just stay home and keep our social distancing? Yes, that’s part of it, but it shouldn’t end there. Not for us Christians that is.
Because the fact that we are on this earth couldn’t be a more clear indication that God has meaningful work for us to do. And this goes for both believers and non-believers. He has us here for a purpose. If we were to pray and ask God for guidance, He will show us the next thing to do.
That is what we must do. We must ask what the next thing to do is. He will provide the answers, guide us, and allow us to accomplish His will.
So, even as we battle the current pandemic, Jesus meets us in our struggle, offering the peace and encouragement we need.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27
We have access to divine peace and supernatural strength through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is up to us whether we will tap into that power.
My prayer is that you will join me, and many others, in choosing to respond to this crisis with peace instead of panic; in faith instead of fear. And may you do the next thing that God wants us to be doing during this pandemic.
In Jesus’ name – Amen.