The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:25
This surreal situation we find ourselves in due to the worldwide pandemic of the novel Coronavirus offers all of us the opportunity to slow down and reflect on the Ground we stand on. If we are actually doing what we have been asked to do, and staying at home to work, school, and exist, we have a lot of time on our hands that we are unaccustomed to. We can find that boring, frustrating and anxiety ridden, or we can embrace it and take advantage of the opportunity to spend the extra time doing chores that have been put on the back burner of procrastination, embark on a new activity or hobby we never had time for before, and best of all catch up on reading, including God's Word which will keep our feet firmly planted. The Scriptures are packed full of of reassuring verses that have stood the test of tribulation since time began.
Many of us are really struggling with anxiety about the unknowns of the coming weeks: "Will I catch the virus?", "Will a loved one catch the virus?", "I've been laid off or have lost my job because of the virus, what does the future hold?". Lots of questions and not many answers because this is an arena that our country has not faced before, "unknown stomping grounds". But, if you have built your life (your foundation) on trusting that the Lord will provide, and He will never leave you or forsake you, you can experience Peace during this time, so that you don't feel like you are being drug under by the quicksand.
In addition to the pandemic, here in the south, we have also experienced much rain, flooding, and even Tornadoes. But we have witnessed testimony of those who experienced the most devastation proclaim that their foundation was the Rock. The Rock Who is immovable in any situation. "On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!". I'm striving to put my trust in the Rock, so I can keep on rollin'.