Devotional thought for the day (3/18):

Today is day two of our sheltering and it already feels like forever… Being home, alone with your thoughts isn’t always a good thing. 
I am not a person that should be alone with my thoughts. When I am, I go into overthinking/”what if” mode and that can only cause me to down spiral in to the worse case scenario in my brain. Key phrase here is, MY brain. 

If I stop and take a deep breath and turn to the one in charge I can find peace.  

Psalm 62:5-6 says, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. “

Who has control of this situation? Not me. 

But I serve a God who is. Is it hard for me to trust God sometime? Yes. 
Will God still be here and take care of it all? Yes.  
If I stop and regroup and turn to him will he give me the rest, hope, support, protection and peace? Yes. 

As we all walk this journey together and find ourselves alone in a moment of unproductive thoughts here are some way to regroup and see the hope we have in Jesus.
1. Pray
2. Open your bible and here God’s words of hope and encouragement.
3. Connect with a friend (over the phone) and talk it through together, pray together, and distract each other. 
We are not alone. God’s got this and this too shall pass.