I believe the word, "perspective" is one of the key words for 2020. It's not just what we see but it's how we see a thing that determines how we respond to it (Matthew 6:22-23). Yes, there are many things that can pose to be a threat to our "normalcy," but there are also some things to consider.
No, we're not able to go to restaurants and sit down to enjoy the environment at the moment. We must be even the more careful and plan our trips to essential places. But let me pose a thought for you to think about. Could it be that we've been so busy that we've hidden our internal emotional and mental pain behind cluttered schedules? Could it be that we're being quarantined with the very person we've neglected - us?
Wellness is not often times discussed in the church, but it is essential for us to grasp so we will no longer hide our pain behind titles and filling our plates with ministry responsibilities. The culture of church has even taught us that we can’t even release our feelings to God in prayer. But how else can we heal if we don’t cast our cares on Him?
So now that the world is at a standstill, how are you, really? How is your heart? Are you still angry at someone? Has the pain you’ve ignored seeped into how you talk to people lately? Now that some “normalcy” is removed, who are you without those activities? How is your relationship with God? Have you been viewing God from a traumatized place?
I would suggest that now is a great time to heal. I understand that healing can hurt more than the wound itself, but it is necessary for our progression in the days, weeks and years to come. God is not just King; He is Father. He wants you to be vulnerable and transparent with Him. He wants to heal the areas of your heart that are broken and angry.
I pray the grace of God be upon you to articulate how you feel to Him in prayer. I pray you receive His grace to confront things that have been following you and creating cycles in your life. He wants to heal you from the inside out. Let Him do it this time.
I love to journal my thoughts I receive in prayer. "Chronicles" is my journey I'm sharing with you.