We are in a test.

COVID19 is testing our emotional quotient.

Our test results have two diagnoses — negative and positive.

Are we cynical, alarmed, or positive?

Some days we are all the above.

COVID9 has revealed the worst in some of us and the best in others. Everyone handles stress and pressure in different ways. The COVID19 crisis is no exception.

All of us face difficulty and most of it is not good.

We suffer emotional fractures on several fronts.

Our emotional well-being may be the most devastating outcome of the corona crisis.

Most of us are hyper-focused on our own struggles. We convince ourselves that we have it worse than others. It serves all of us to know that we are not the only ones in a fight.

To know that we are not alone is not the only solution to the problem, but it sure makes us feel better. We are better together.

In this major test and trial let’s not forget God or his promises.

Back in the day, Habakkuk had it rough.

“Even though the fig trees are all destroyed, and there is neither blossom left nor fruit; though the olive crops all fail, and the fields lie barren; even if the flocks die in the fields and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will be happy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength.” (Habakkuk 3:17–19, NKJV)

Let’s remember:

  • The Lord God is our strength.
  • We can choose to rejoice through the test

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  (James 1: 2-3, ESV)

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