Throughout the progression of the coronavirus, one thing that has become evident is that anxiety is a thief.
It steals our sense of safety and turns our mind into a battlefield. Suddenly, we are questioning if we will be able to make ends meet, or if we will have enough food if things get really bad.
It steals our peace. A little cough is no longer just a little cough but feels life-threatening.
It steals the moment from us. We sit with our kiddos, trying to engage, but it’s hard to when our thoughts have drifted into the worse scenarios.
It whispers threats about our parents and grandparents into our minds as we try to sleep at night.
It’s a thief.
The most unsettling part about the COVID-19 is that this is uncharted territory and we don’t know what’s going to happen next.
No one does.
No one, except God.
When we look to the Lord we will be reminded that our anxiety doesn’t know it all. But He does.
He knows exactly how this all goes.
When we think about how He both goes before us into the unknown, and then takes our hand and walks beside us through it, we can breathe a little easier.
Sometimes all we can do is bring ourselves to His feet and pour out our hearts. The fear, the tears, all of it.
We can also look back and see His faithfulness in our life up to this point. He will not leave us here. He doesn’t leave His children.
So yeah, anxiety can be a thief. But there is nothing that God can’t restore and redeem. Even in the middle of fear and chaos.
He isn’t scared because this isn’t bigger than Him.
We don’t know what the future will be like.
But we do know what God will be like.
He will still be good, and He will still be on the throne. He will still be with you, too.