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Turn Worry in to Worship

We are in unprecedented times” a line I feel like I hear daily with regards to the outbreak of COVID 19 or the Coronavirus worldwide. Personally, I have moments of being “ok” with our current situation and moments of feeling completely overwhelmed. Up until about 3 weeks ago I was actively Shipting. To “Shipt” is to provide grocery delivery for the community. There came a point when my husband came home from work and asked me to stop my Shipt side hustle. We both agreed at this time the reward wasn’t worth the risk of potentially contracting and bringing the virus home to our family. I want to invite you to turn worry in to worship.

A call to prayer

It’s never my goal to come across “preach-y”. I’m just not that girl. However, it IS my goal to always share how I personally work through difficult situations. For me it’s a natural inclination to lean in to God… I know no other way. Peace is found in scripture in times of uncertainty and to this I cling. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I understand why we are being faced with this world wide pandemic, it’s scary. But I will offer that it is possible to turn our worry in to worship.

*See Psalms 77 where one man’s worry makes way toward a shift in perspective. Sometimes in order to move forward we must circle back. In circling back a fresh perspective and evidence of God’s hand on our lives may very well become evident.

In our home when I am stressed or completely overwhelmed I’ve found myself gravitating to my greatest source of peace – God. In reading this to my children I can’t help but, get emotional… it’s a complete truth for me. This is all so hard. Needless to say worship music has essentially been playing non-stop in our home since the outbreak of COVID. There’s just something about being grounded in worship. I wanted to share a song that has been a great source of peace for both me and my family; The Blessing.

“The Lord bless you

and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

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Amanda is a lifestyle blogger that blogs about her faith, family, food, fitness & a whole lot of GRACE.

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