We hear time and time again the effects of the pandemic on people. It has created a sense of loneliness, isolation, and loss of hope.
All of us desire to be safe, but enjoy the connection and the balance between the two can be exhausting.
In my role as a workplace practitioner, I have been focused on designing workspaces that matter. Spaces that cultivate connection, reduce stress, and aid in an employee’s productivity.
Our challenge, especially now, is how to cultivate connections when we are not together or only using digital media?
The Church is also working through the delicate balance between online and in-person communication while keeping folks safe and healthy.
The psalmist says,
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;”Psalms 34:18-19
Some days it may take all the strength we have to keep our heads in the game, and mentally focused on the tasks that need to get done.
Christ does not want us to live apart from the community, and He is never far from us. He is there to strengthen us and give us hope.
His presence can be felt in our darkest times, and His promise is clear – He will deliver us; however, the means and methods may not be what we expect.
I want to encourage you that God is right beside you. He is walking with you during this tough time. He sees your pain and frustration, as well as your fears.
To help kiss loneliness good-bye, we need to surrender ourselves to Christ and ask Him to bring people into our lives who can help us.
Today, reach out to someone to encourage, pray with them, or thank them for being there with you during this pandemic.
God loves you and is right there with you!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being my Savior and my rock. Thank you for walking beside me, and for placing people in my life to give me encouragement and love. Help me to rest in your arms each day. Amen!