What I Read Today:
Colossians 3; Luke 20; Daniel 2; Psalm 3; 2 Kings 4; Genesis 5-6
Colossians 3:15-17, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” NIV
Recently, I’ve been struggling with anxiety. COVID-19 has caused my employer to put in place several strict requirements. If my staff and I don’t comply there are threats of discipline. It seemed like every day for weeks, new and more confusing edicts were issued.
I’m diabetic and my wife is on prescription drugs that compromise her immune system. I worried about the disease’s possible effects on either one of us.
It seems like no matter where I go, there is a fight between those who demand strict compliance and those who want total freedom.
Anxiety seems to be in order on several fronts.
It’s hard to let Christ’s peace rule in your hearts when the world around you is on fire. When there is no middle ground around you and you find yourself between warring factions.
This week, I’m planning on turning off the news, and focusing being thankful to Jesus for everything he’s done. I think it’s time.