I’m told Mother’s milk Protects a baby at birth And provides comfort
It’s a bit risque’ To post such a photograph But it proves a point
Innocent Babies Who nurse on their mother’s milk Have immunity
Like that babe in arms We, too, are safe – protected In the arms of God
“And you will have confidence, because there is hope; you will be protected and take your rest in safety.”
Prayer of Protection
The light of God surrounds me The love of God enfolds me The power of God protects me The presence of God watches over me Wherever I am, God is.
I repeat that prayer As I begin every day, Standing in this spot.
I turn off the light And let God’s light shine through me – Reflecting His Love.
Everywhere I go, I have faith that everything Has His protection.
The Bible is full Of protection promises Here’s three hours worth!!!
No, I don’t expect you to sit here for three hours and listen to all these scriptures, but they prove a point… just as that nursing baby proves a point. Protection is out there. Protection is yours. “Wherever I am, God is.” Believe it! Own it!
God is my refuge… my Savior. Jesus said, “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.”
I pray you feel His protection this day, too.
God bless you!
I hope you found comfort here.
The Lord is my Shepherd…. He refreshes my soul and guides me along the right path. Fear no evil…
Do you wonder when it will be over and what the “new normal” will look like?
Are you concerned about the new form of the virus that is attacking children? MISC = Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Do you feel anxious because the number of deaths continues to grow and there doesn’t seem to be anything you can do to stop it?
If so, you are not alone.
The meme at the top of this message tells us that we are not totally at the mercy of helpless anxiety. There are some things we can do to reduce our anxiety:
Ask for help
Write about how you feel
Take a deep breath
Listen to soothing songs
Find a positive distraction
All those ideas are fine and dandy if all we care about is reducing our own anxiety. But what if what we care about is helping to alleviate others’ suffering? What if we want to play some role in shortening this COVID-19’s life-span?
One of those items on the list hit me as an action that can do more than just alleviate MY anxiety… and it can help others as well. Which one do you think it is?
Here are a couple of clues:
I have a several friends who are eliminating their feelings of helplessness in the face of this virus by using their creativity – – – they are making masks and sending them to the local hospital, the nursing home, and sending them to places where masks are in short supply.
Also, other creative people are using the internet to draw people together, creating inspirational videos to lift spirits. Check this one out:
There are so many ways people are using their creativity to relieve anxiety, bring hope, and send out messages of love and faith.
We are not helpless.
We are not hopeless.
We don’t need to sit idly at home feeling anxious.
Let’s put our heads together safely, activate our creativity, find an anxiety antidote that uses our talents to help ourselves and others get through this period with love and encouragement. What we do matters!