Hello dear readers! Caroline here popping in to share some encouragement for your week. I recently listened to “You Already Know” by JJ Heller and am absolutely loving it. It speaks so beautifully to the weird, uncertain times we are living in, and I really wanted to share it with y’all. I have been listening to it a lot and singing it… A LOT. 😀 I would highly recommend giving it a listen.
Also, I just want to encourage y’all that even though our times are weird and can really ignite fear, don’t let them cause you to fear. Just don’t. I have learned so many times that fear does absolutely nothing. It’s plain old not helpful. It’s a direct tactic of Satan. So, don’t. let. Satan. steal. your. joy. period. To read more about fear, I wrote a whole post on it which you can view here.
During this time, I’ve been trying to prioritize and get better at being joyful and not worrying as much. In fact, when worries start, I remind myself and will literally say in my head “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). A verse I use to remind myself to be joyful is Philippians 4:4, because y’all we really do have so much to be joyful for: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Oh, and verse 7 of that chapter talks about peace. Just what we also need to hear right now: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Fun fact: I’m also memorizing Philippians 4:4-9 right now which has honestly been perfect timing 😂. So, I would encourage you to choose one thing/one word to focus on and work on during this time of uncertainty and quarantine. It really helps. 🙂
As you go about your week, remember that God already knows everything you’re scared of, He holds your tomorrow, and everything tomorrow holds God already knows (<—from JJ Heller’s song. Don’t forget to listen to it! 😉 ).
Do you have any favorite songs that speak to times like this? Please share in the comments! ❤