Words of Hope During COVID-19
Marie C. King, a United Methodist deacon and faith community nurse, talks about what she has done during sheltering at home when the silence of solitude gets too loud.
In the moment, I have a keen awareness that transformation occurs only through heartrending struggle. Yet our moments of grief and struggle are just that—moments. They don’t last. We live in them, change comes, and we move on. The God of our past and the God of our future is here, wherever the moment finds us.
—Nell E. Noonan, A Widow’s Prayer: Finding God’s Grace in the Days Ahead (Upper Room Books, 2015)
How might God be using the current moment to transform you? Join the conversation.
Do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
—Isaiah 41:10 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, help me listen to—and learn from—what you are teaching my heart today.
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