We’re Going to Get Through This!

The financial experts say Wall Street doesn’t like uncertainty. Well, the rest of us don’t like it either. Every day it seems the news is worse than the day before.

This is unchartered territory for most of us, which brings in the fear factor. Yes, the fear is real!

If you’re like me, you have/had parents and grandparents who lived through the Depression when one’s ability to feed their family depended on a good hunt and a plentiful garden. Jobs were hard to find, and the soup lines were long.

Loretta Lynn can tell you how shoe buying was handled.

Then came the rationing, and the other sacrifices they made during WWII.

Some experienced the horror of what comes after when war and bombs destroy cities and towns and loved ones were lost.

I cannot imagine what that was like.

They knew hardship. They stuck together. They survived. What’s different now is that we’re told to stay away from each other. Even though I’m a hardcore introvert, I know people need each other, if only for encouragement.

So, to encourage you all, as well as myself, here are a couple of reminders:

– When faced with difficult circumstances, we may think, “I can’t do this.” Most of us have strength buried inside of us we don’t know is there, until we’re called upon to use it.

– The same faith that brought you this far is going to carry you the rest of the way. God hears our prayers; He is in control.

Yes, some close friends have had to remind me of this a lot lately.

Stay strong! Get n’ yer foxhole and be ready for battle! We will beat this!

© Dee Hardy | Encouraging the Discouraged, 2020. All rights reserved.

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