Words of Hope During COVID-19
Toska Medlock Lee says that she has rediscovered her love for the outdoors during COVID. After finding a tee shirt that says “Bloom—don’t give up on who you’re becoming,” she decided to bloom, and she encourages us to do what God called us to do.
Failing to admit our loneliness can wreak havoc in our lives. Indeed, denying it often makes the pain worse. Alternatively, when we recognize it and speak about it with others, our loneliness has the potential to become a creative force for growth and maturity. Loneliness is God’s powerful way of drawing us into friendship with God and one another.
—Trevor Hudson, Beyond Loneliness: The Gift of God’s Friendship (Upper Room Books, 2016)
Who can you talk to about your loneliness? Join the conversation.
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
—Galatians 6:2 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, make me a channel of blessing to someone today.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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