Uncertainty. Unlike hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or even toilet paper…it’s the one commodity of which there seems to be an abundant supply lately.
I’m remembering a line from an old song: “Oh soul, are you weary and troubled?”
I think lots of folks are at least somewhat weary, and maybe a bit troubled. Uncertainty is frustrating and exhausting…and yes, even scary. It’s hard to make good decisions when the situation is not clear.
There are so many voices saying so many things. It’s hard to know what to believe, who to trust. No wonder we are weary and troubled!
Maybe the nightly news isn’t the best thing for me to be watching while I’m cooking supper. There’s a phrase that describes media reporting: “If it bleeds, it leads.” The stories that get the most attention are the negative ones, the horrific ones. If 500 people graduate from high school and get good jobs–that’s not “news.” But if 1 person robs a store–that is. Both things may happen, but only one gets reported. I am a bit weary with the panic and fear-mongering that dominates the news.
There is often much “good” going on that we never hear about.
The song I quoted earlier ends with this recommendation: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”
I’m grateful that I have a Savior who is trustworthy! And when I turn my thoughts to that truth–my soul is at rest, peaceful–even in the midst of a pandemic.
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