Chaplain’s Corner: Help Is at Hand

May 4, 2020

“Patience is a virtue.” I don’t understand why people quote that statement as a way to help someone with their impatience. Who’s thinking lofty thoughts about being virtuous when only seconds away from an emotional meltdown?

Navigating through the numerous changes we are experiencing at this unique time wears on us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We know, when we are tired, it is more difficult to be calm and remain patient.

Let’s face it, what the world is going through is new to 99.94% of the population. (I admit, I made up that statistic…) Sure, there are a handful of amazing centenarians who have lived through the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic to yet again venture forth through this pandemic.

For the most part, traversing this Covid-19, social distancing, most-everything-is-closed, mask-wearing time is a brand-new phenomenon. So, if we ever feel overwhelmed by it all, God knows we’re trying our best. God will give us each the help we need. We only need to breathe one deep breath, hold, breathe out slowly and silently ask God, “Please help me.” You will feel better. To be kind to yourself, you may choose to repeat this prayer often.

Why struggle through our days when God is ready, willing and able to help us? Today and always, God is yearning to help YOU!

God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

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