Worry Ends Where Faith Begins

By Kristy Solis

In this ever-changing world as we journey through this pandemic, it is important to reflect, to have faith and to keep moving forward.  It is normal to feel scared, anxious, angry, sad or all these emotions at one time. You just do not want to live there.

Worry ends where faith begins. Think about what the story will be that you will tell one day or the story someone else will tell you about this milestone in your life?

For me and my family, the university that I work for decided to close and move forward with on-line instruction. We were one of the first. One major technicality is I teach nursing; therefore, these students are required to participate in clinical hours in the hospital setting.

Overnight, this meant extensive work for faculty and students. With the support of the university family and collaboration in our department, we came together to fulfill the mission of educating the heart and minds of our students.

Then, along with the rest of the world, I watched the world move to social distancing. My husband is in the Army, so this has become a war on safety. My children moved to on-line instruction, as well. In this modern age, the world has united for a common cause; thus, we are all experiencing a new normal together.

In spite of it all, let us strive to continue to support each other to have courage, strength and wisdom.

Reflect on – how does your faith show in everyday life?

Sometimes, it means to have peace in spite of fear.

As a child of God, hold up your fears to the Lord. Realize that worry ends when faith begins, and that faith ends when worry begins. “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in YOU” (Psalm 56:3).

Reflect on, how do you not worry during these everchanging times?

Sometimes, it means to take one day or even take one hour at a time.

 “Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Lord knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).

Lord, hear our prayers for the world. We will have faith and surrender our worries to you, but please take care of everything and assist us to keep moving forward.

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