Try Again

‘My heart and my flesh might fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.’ Psalm 73:26

The pandemic has changed the lives of many. I was one of the fortunate ones to escape the infection, but my two neighbours opposite were not so blessed. Both Linda and Sheila were hit quite badly with the illness, though their recoveries were very different. The fit neighbours among us helped where we could. We shopped for them and left the goods on the doorstep, then rang them each day to encourage them. The time came when their infections were over and the time of healing began. That was when the differences appeared.

Each day we watched as Linda ventured more and more out of the house. As soon as it was allowed she was back to all her past engagements. Sheila on the other hand is afraid to leave the house for fear of the infection returning and even now she rarely goes out. Sheila is dependant on help while Linda is enjoying a full life again.

So much of our lives is overcoming fear and stepping out into the future. With God’s help this can be done and we can enjoy our loves again under His direction.