The coronavirus year of 2020 has taken its toll on many. Some have lost their lives, others their jobs and for most everyone – our general way of life because nothing is normal about this year. People have become tired. And with another looming winter upon us, some (or most) of us just want to throw in the towel and be done with this. Done with the social distancing, the masks, working and learning from home, all of it; it’s exhausting. But the reality is that covid isn’t quite done with us. And as we see cases on the rise again, it’s easy to feel defeated. But this is what I love about all of it: God created us to be resilient. Yes! You, me, everyone and every thing. We will get through this.
Think about a weed. A measly, insignificant weed. Every time that weed is cut down, it comes back. Every time that weed is pulled out, guess what? Its root is so deep, that weed pops out of the ground again. And when a weed does establish itself, it is almost impossible to get rid of. Now if God created a weed and gave it that level of resiliency, then he definitely gave it to us too.
Of all the years this planet has been around, we have survived, endured and in most cases, flourished. Covid will be a blip on the radar in the long run. It may feel unending at this time, but remember – you are resilient, powerful and strong. And you are more important to God than any weed. He created you in a way so that you won’t only survive or endure, you will with all certainty, flourish.
Resiliency is a muscle. The more adversity you face, the stronger you become. Know that the crisis in front of you will only build you out into a more dynamic, bold and powerful individual. Hold on to hope and embrace the pain because that struggle is exactly what fine tunes the magnificent person God created you to be.
Meditation: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. – Romans 3:3-4