The Lord is my shepherd : Coping with this Pandemic (Entry 001)

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This pandemic really hit everyone hard. No age group was exempted on what’s happening on our world right now. Suddenly we now appreciate the freedom of mobility, the freedom where we can go to the places that we want to be. Yes, this really hit me hard, suddenly I cannot go to back home anytime I want.

I’m anxious

Recently, I had a major struggle with anxiety. All of the sudden, my sources of income has stopped. My work had received an enormous impact with this COVID scenario. I always think how I can survive in this pandemic? I’m very worried also with my health because before COVID -19 I was admitted to the hospital due to dengue fever. My immune system still recovering. I’m anxious. I’m bleeding out of resources. I’m one of the million employees that was hit hard by this pandemic.

It is Ok to be worried. It is Ok to express your feelings. I think it’s natural emotion.

BUT TAKE HEART- The Lord is our Shephered

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.

The Lord is my Shepherd

Though I felt that I we are left hanging (Like everyone else), It is very reassuring that if the Lord is my Shepherd I WILL LACK NOTHING. I have proven that during this pandemic. God uses different people to meet my needs. Not just to meet, but I think He provided more than Just my need. That’s why I can say that As long as the Lord is my Shepherd I will lack nothing.

” He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters “ This is a very comforting message knowing that despite of all of these, our shepherd made sure that we are lying down on a green pasture. This is a causative verse, meaning it is intentional for the shepherd to look for the green pasture and made the sheep lie down. ( On the other note: Sheep will not lie down on a green pasture if it feels that the place is not safe, having said that the sheep will lie down only if the shepherd is present). No matter where I am as long as Jesus is there (our Great shepherd) I felt safe. My shepherd will always lead in quite waters, he refreshes my soul and he guides my path.

Though there are many things to worry but in the presence of my shepherd I will lack nothing, I will be in peace, and I know that my path is right.

-Steven

1 thought on “The Lord is my shepherd : Coping with this Pandemic (Entry 001)”

  1. Amen! Totoo tlgang napakabuti ng Panginoon amidst this pandemic, hndi lang saiyo teb kundi maging sa akin, sa ating lahat na mga anak nia. Kung pakaiisipin ang sitwasyon mapanghihinaan tlga, yong tipong parang mababaliw sa pag isip. Kaya we are really lucky rather blessed dahil xa ang ating Panginoon hndi nia tau pinabayaan bagkus ay pinahihimlay tau sa green pasture. 😇🙌 GLORY TO YOU LORD!

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