Daily Encouragement During COVID-19

Coronavirus Encouragement: Day 1

Coronavirus Encouragement: Day 1 April 1, 2020Leave a comment

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Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. – Zig Ziglar

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Some words: 

Your life is not on pause. This is not all there is. You have purpose, and meaning and choices. While this season feels unprecedented, our very lives are unprecedented: nothing we do has been done before, as we are uniquely made, leave a unique mark and start a unique day each day. You don’t have to find normalcy now. Instead, you can live your unprecedented life in these unprecedented times grateful to breathe, to be, to think. You are beautifully and wonderfully made.

Though it may feel like you can do nothing right now, your identity is not in what you do, but instead your identity is in who you are.

Challenge:

Make a list of all the ways you DON’T want your life to look like your old normal. In what ways were you going through the motions, saying no when you should have said yes, or saying yes when you should have said no? When Coronavirus is over, we all have a choice to live life differently. How will you start fresh?

What I’m reading: 

1. This New York Times op-ed about encouraging stories during the pandemic
2. Suffer Strong by Katherine and Jay Wolf
3. This Independent article about a couple that truly made the most of their canceled wedding.

Thoughts on mental health:

It’s a tough season to have anxiety or depression. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I am finding particular encouragement from this quote by Henri Nouwen: “Make the conscious effort to move the attention from the waves and direct it to the One who walks on them and says, ‘it’s me; don’t be afraid.'”

Generosity idea:

Cook an extra meal tonight for your elderly neighbors (or those with underlying conditions), walk over the food and leave it outside their door, and ring the doorbell.

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