Wow, Stylistas! I have no words, nor could I have fathomed the world would be where it is today. A few months ago, I’d heard of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that was wreaking havoc in Wuhan, China. Fast forward to today, the entire globe is essentially on lockdown, and we’re learning to navigate our lives differently. With all of the unknown that we are experiencing, finding peace in uncertain times might be fleeting for most without an avenue, be it therapy, talks with friends or family or whatever puts you at ease. For me, my strength, peace and calm comes from, 1) my faith and relationship with the Most High, 2) scripture, 3) inspirational quotes, and 4) uplifting music.
Today, I want to share with you 7 scriptures and quotes to uplift you in this chaotic time.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and [b]buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall [c]bear you up, Lest you [d]dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will [e]set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With [f]long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
“Fear tries to get us to give up, but faith takes us all the way to victory.”
Etienne de Grellet
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now.”
I pray that these scriptures and quotes help you in the coming days, as we work to flatten the curve in the United States. I also pray that you and your loved ones are safe and those who have been stricken with COVID-19 recover fully and quickly.
Remember, we are all in this together and if we #stayathome and practice social distancing, the sooner things will return to normalcy.
Until next time, I love y’all! Be safe!