Covid Covid Go Away…

And don’t come back another day…

If I’m honest I just want to hide

I don’t know what to say anymore

And I don’t want to hear anymore

Not what God has to say 

Just what the world keeps murmuring 

It’s too overwhelming 

I don’t know which way to turn 

To God, of course, but…

It’s difficult to explain…

I want to help, but suddenly I feel helpless

I’m not, of course, but…

I’m just tired…

Words don’t seem sufficient 

And prayers don’t take away their fears

Maybe that’s a lie

Maybe my faith isn’t strong enough 

Perhaps I’ve been in a valley too long myself

If I’m honest I’m distracted 

And looking for more distractions 

I can’t carry that load

I’m not supposed to 

It’s God’s to carry 

I’m weak

But He is strong 

If only they believed

I believe, but I still want to hide 

If you have peace in a time like this 

You’re labeled as uncaring or unfeeling

It’s not true

It’s trust. 

I do have peace

As long as my mind is on Jesus

Because I know where our help comes from.

Tina S.W.

April 14, 2020

P.S. I’ll be hiding today. Sometimes you just have to get away from the crowds. I’ll respond to comments tomorrow.

“Yet the news about [Jesus] spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Luke 5:15-16

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.”

Psalm 28:7

“I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:1-2

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user berkanbicakhan.)

21 thoughts on “Covid Covid Go Away…

  1. Yes. A lot of truth here. I mostly have peace, thankfully. But when I hear too much of the news, it brings me down. Earlier I was listening to a FB live video from a big ministry. But the person talking was listing all the worries she had. I had to turn it off because it was depressing me. So for me, trusting God means I have to keep my focus on Him and limit how much information I am getting from outside sources. Thanks for sharing and being honest with us!

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    1. Yes, that sort of talk gets to me as well. Yesterday I just couldn’t read another word or respond to anyone. I seriously needed a day away from everything. It really did help a lot to be alone with God. I definitely need to do this more often. I’m thinking a full “radio silence” day once a week sounds like it might be a good plan for me.

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      1. Yes!!! I agree with that. Ironically I have a post scheduled for tomorrow on Christians Read which talks about Sabbath. And I did mention on there that I try to not look at devices on that day. That really helps my mind and soul to get a bit of breathing room.

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    1. Thank you, Kiki. That is a really sweet offer. I’m okay. Taking the day to be alone with the Lord really helped a lot. I should “hide” a little more often, though. Maybe once a week. Being very empathic as well as an introvert means I feel and think a lot, add everyone else’s thoughts and feelings to the mix and sometimes I have to shut it all out and refocus. Hiding works well for that.

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    1. Yes, it did help a lot. I’m considering shutting things out (except for God) once a week. Seems strange during a time of isolation to need isolation, but sometimes things just start to get to me.

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  2. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed now. I had to take time off to meditate on bible verses of hope and to let go of my worries. One day at a time is my new constant. Cyber hugs!🌷🌼

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      1. Thanks lady! I will definitely check it out…I’ve gotta tell you too, in a post that I wrote last month I mentioned something about being overwhelmed and carrying a negative attitude and you suggested in comments that I was saying yes to too much and overdoing it..you were so right, I took hold of your comment and really analyzed my schedule and between that inspiration and covid slowing things down I’ve realized I needed to cut things out so I’ve slowly been weeding things out and have a determination to spend more time in my blogging world also because it does my heart such good…it’s all been a slow transition as I carefully weed things out but it’s happening and I’m feeling less stressed in the midst!!! So thank you sweet friend!!! Love ya!!

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      2. That’s what happened to this comment. I remember reading this but didn’t have a chance to respond to it, then I couldn’t find it. I found it in my pending comments! I’m glad that you’ve been weeding things out and feeling less stressed. I’m like you. I can be overly ambitious and want to do everything. Fatigue kind of forces me to slow down. God finds a way I guess. ☺

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