Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
Happy Monday! I don’t know about each of you but life has been pretty hectic lately. Between COVID-19, swarms of locust in Africa and a crashing stock market- there just seems to be a lot going on. I’m typically not one at a loss for words, but it seems like I just don’t know what to say. I’ve started a few blog posts, a few poems and even tried to articulate my thoughts but nothing works. I’m an extrovert subjected to social distancing to keep others safe. I’m a girl who loves a guy but things are weird right now. I’m a creative who seems to be stuck in the middle of a billion ideas. Ok, I’m exaggerating – more like three. I sit and look at the project I’m working on and I’m a little overwhelmed because it is a lot.
All of life right now is a whole lot, more than what I imagined a month ago. I think that there are many like me who are feeling slightly overwhelmed. We’re all in this together, adjusting to a new normal. I’ve found that prayer helps me when I feel like this, it helps when I feel overwhelmed and I just don’t know what to say. Prayer becomes a safe haven and even when I don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit promises to make intercession for me. He translates my moanings and groanings into petitions for my Father. I have so many petitions. I feel like I am an unending list of desires. I want children to be fed and safe. I want the elderly to receive the items they need. I want young men to stop feeling targeted and unloved. I want women to love themselves. I want peace, I want joy and endless hope. I have so many things I’ve found myself whispering to the Lord about in the past few days. I want wholeness and those I love to be healthy. So many desires, so many prayers and a butt load of hope.
It’s a lot going on but here’s the truth: there’s a lot of good happening too. Men and women are uniting together in compassion. Businesses are stepping up to provide necessary services for communities. Apparently, America is cleaning for the first time. We are coming together and demonstrating so much love. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the terrible things happening around us but I say let’s become overwhelmed with the goodness of God demonstrated through his people. Let’s become overwhelmed seeing, experiencing and doing good.
It’s a lot… of good in the world.