One day in June I was laid out in a lounge chair feeling lifeless and discouraged because I was on Day 12 of COVID.
Answering a FaceTime call, I saw my son Micah. He was calling from Guatemala where he was serving on a medical mission.
I was clearly not looking my best or sounding my best and he could read the discouragement all over me.
He happened to be sitting at a keyboard, and, after letting me share a little with him about how things were going he played a chord and started singing. "Jesus at the center of it all, Jesus at the center of it all...." (And he went on to sing all the verses of the song.)
Tears streamed down my face as the song lifted my spirits and the hope and peace of God washed over me.
Reality sunk in -- this was a temporary trouble. And Jesus, the always faithful and always able One, is at the center of everything in my life.
Besides that, I was blessed to have a son who cared so much that he was willing to sing me a sweet song over the phone to cheer me and even shed a few sweet tears with me.
Hearing the truth set to music that Jesus is at the center changed everything. I thought my heart might burst with joy.
What has you down these days?
- Have you lost loved ones or friends?
- Are you battling a school board that wants to indoctrinate your children with evil teachings? (Go, girl, go!!!)
- Does your family face a possible job loss because of standing up against tyrannical mandates?
That's the only way to inner peace and in turn set a tone for a home where your kids can feel safe and thrive.
And it's the only place we will find the courage and boldness to do the things we need to do for such a time as this.
Keep standing, praying and looking up.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13