What to do when locked inside

“What a world, what a world”, said the wicked witch as she melted to her invisible self.

We are demanded to stay in unless it’s necessary. Covid19 has taken over the world like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz tried to do.

The world has been rocked by this virus. Fear is crept into many who are afraid. Those who are now feeling isolated, I hope and pray they can reroute the mind and find the beauty and peace of this situation. In spite of the virus. Let us spend more time with family, take time to rest and reorganize.

Create the shift that will bring new things into your life. Work on your dreams, crafts, writing, things you don’t get to often hone in on.

Lean into the cross….. Pray. Find what this new season of life will bring into your heart, mind and soul. It’s gonna be a good thing when we seek the positive FROM the negative.

There were quite a few times that I felt that anxiety overtake my mind and heart while I wrote FOREVER HOPE. Being alone while writing a book is necessary. I do enjoy writing – a LOT!!!!! But day after day, weeks turning into months of aloneness can wreak havoc on the mind. But when I reviewed the book during the editing process, I began to see the fruit growing from what I wrote. ( I see the correlation of today’s confinement to the writing process).

It was NO accident that God planned for this book on HOPE to be in print for THIS time and place – during the COVID19 era.

It comes down to HOPE and FAITH and what we will DO with what God has given to us to DO.

I like to create. Words, painting, mixed media, photography, all bring me such peace. It also blesses others when I create something for someone as a gift, or sell products for others to give as a gift. You can do the same. Do you bake, write notes, garden, teach? Utilize and share what you do best with others, especially now, will lift someone’s spirit.

When I put words together it encourages people; writing words on paper AND with the computer brings joy to my heart and mind. So, when someone reads something I wrote and they say, thank you – your words have helped me ~ the moments of anxiety and seclusion I felt at some point in time, all wash away.

We don’t always see or know how effective our “work” is – until someone commends us for what we have done. The gratification may come over weeks, months or years later. But the promise of outcome is for God to open the doors at the right time.

Trusting He will help us to do the work we need to do TODAY, while in seclusion, we need to ALLOW him to do a work within us, to purify our heart, mind and soul, so we can help someone else. We have to let HIM lift our spirits. Sometimes he will whisper to our heart, bring a note into our mailbox, a voicemail on the phone or a comment on social media. As we simply obey God’s word, he will lift us up in due time. To encourage us when we need it most.

Be strong today. Be encouraged that God is doing a great thing in you while at home. Listen and pray for his guidance on who to help with the gift of love and caring. You will be blessed in return for being a good servant of the Lord.

Jesus, thank you for protecting me and my family, friends, job, neighborhood and those I know. Bless the people who are diligently working during this time of Covid19. Keep people safe from this virus. Heal those who are sick, hurting and alone. Revive our nation, help the haters find peace and love. Bring revival to our land ~~~~ today. We need you Lord, more than ever! I pray for peace – that only YOU can give. Bring salvation to those who do not know you, Lord. I love you Jesus. Help us now in this time of uncertainty. Meet the needs in a supernatural way. Amen.

You can find hope in my new book “Forever Hope”. Simply order at this Amazon link. I’d love to hear how it impacts your life. Come back and let me know once you’ve read the book.

Donna (DL)

Welcome to Words by Design, I'm a​ Jesus Girl who lives by faith. I'm a mountain mover, author, photographer, artist of watercolors, journal creator, encourager, mom of three sons and a daughter in love, and a pet mom! God is my source in all I do!!

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