“Ouch!” I had just burned my finger on the toaster. My dad quickly told mom to grab the butter and slather it over the sore finger. Wait, what? Butter on a burn. That’s right. The year was about 1955; my dad was a Detroit Fireman putting his training into practice.
This is just one belief now proven wrong. That was probably one of the worst ways to treat my burn. Today we know that cold running water brings quick relief to a minor burn. Cold running water protects the skin, stops the burn from spreading, relieves the pain, and reduces swelling.
There are many remedies, precautions, and protocols that have been declared absolutely necessary as we endure this pandemic. Most of these, if not all, will not harm us, and will not increase our risk of contracting the coronavirus. We are not 100% sure they are effective, but many would rather “err on the side of caution” and follow these to help slow the spread to others. There may come a time when we learn which practices were helpful in the fight against COVID-19 and which were not. Until then, it is probably best to follow these safeguards.
There is one thing we can absolutely depend upon. One thing that has never been proven wrong. God’s Holy Word. Today’s scripture portion, Psalm 119: 89-96, should bring us peace and comfort.
If you are feeling anxious, or worried, read these verses a few times to help bring quietness to your soul. As we pause and acknowledge that His word is true, and has been from the beginning of time, God can bring our heart and mind to rest.
Job insecurity, financial problems, new or worsening health concerns, and relationship struggles can all add to the anxiety already being experienced. Are you able to agree with the words of the writer? If you are, tell God that you do believe His Word and are trusting in Him. If you aren’t able to, but would like to, let God know that. Ask Him to give you the faith to believe and trust in each word of the Bible. Spend quiet time reading these verses or other portions that have brought you peace in the past. Review Philippians 4: 4-8. Ask God to bring that peace into your soul.
God knows who reads this blog. I don’t. My prayer is that each person will realize God’s Word to be unchanging truth. I pray they will experience His Presence, Peace, Power, and Protection every day.
May the peace of God that surpasses all of our understanding
guard and protect you today. – Debi
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