Broad River near Chimney Rock, NC

Are you stressed? Worried about finances? Still worried about the possibility of catching COVID? The pending election driving you crazy? Now add to it fighting over nominating a new Justice to the Supreme Court.

The year 2020 has been a year of one total disaster after another. First, the unknown Virus that came into the U.S. that no Doctor knew how to treat. The virus had too many symptoms. A patient ended in total organ failure, respiratory failure, or stroke, before Medical personnel knew what was happening. Now we know the virus turns on the body’s clotting process. Left untreated a person dies. Caught early and treated with an anticoagulant, antibiotic and vitamin D most Patients have a good outcome.

Next came the BLM and ANTIFA movement. I believe they had a right to “Peaceful protest” , but when the killing, Burning, looting, blocking and painting highways, hurting Police officers started, I was very upset. When they started tearing down monuments, I was Angry. They were removing my Southern History, Revolutionary History, And defacing Washington D.C.

Being forced to wear a mask everywhere, to some People, was an injustice. To others is a safety issue. Not being able to leave the confines of our houses for three months was very stressful. My Husband had letter saying he was an essential employee.

Now we have had 3 Hurricanes. Wild fires burning out in the Western U.S., and Earthquakes. The COVID VIRUS is still infecting people. As the Presidential election nears more and more slander is thrown against each candidate. The Media and Social Media Love to report all the juicy details true or not of everything happening in the World.

So, What does a Person do? I have had 2 Friends kill themselves since January. Others are scared to leave home. Some wear gloves and masks everywhere they go. Senior Adults are afraid they will loose their Social Security and Insurance. They don’t want a Democrat in the White House.

I turn off the TV, my Cell, Facebook, etc. , and go outside, read a book, work in the garden, go visit a Friend, be Quiet, or take a drive.

What are we as Christians to do in these Troubled times? The Holy Bible in

Psalms 23: 1-5 KJV :

231 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green  pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. “

Jesus is our Comforter, Leader, the Way, Water, Life, Peace, Help, Guard, Provider, and treats us as Sons and Daughters who never want for anything.

For a while all Church’s were closed. I started reading my Bible at home. Praying for God to help the Hospitals, Drs, Nurses, Patients, Emergency workers, Family, Friends. Then Church’s went online and began having outside drive up services. We all needed to have some contact with other human beings of like Faith. The Earth was in such turmoil. Many dying. The economy failing. GOD needed His place in our lives again.

Psalms 46:10 KJV

“Be still and Know that I AM GOD”….

We are told to be Still or quiet. Calm. Peaceful. And Know, Study and grow in our knowledge of who God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are, and what they do in our lives.

Serenity is a state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled. It is found by self search, prayer, reading the Holy Bible and ever striving to be a better living breathing Human Being. It’s up to every Person to find their special place, song, lake, mountain, beach, prayer time, or quiet spot.

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