I think it’s important to remember that God is our Father, not our adult. This is especially good to meditate on as we run the race of our lives during trying times. A while back, I was with my daughter Haven at a jog-a-thon, and like all the parents, I was happy to hand her water, take her picture, and cheer her on to the finish line. On that special day, I wanted to see her succeed and let her know how proud I was of her. I wasn’t waiting for her to fall or comparing her progress to that of the other runners. Likewise, since the Lord has called us His children, He delights in watching us run our race well. He’s there to support us, encourage us, and remind us of our special identity in Him. Though we live in a society that tells us we are simply a number (and the potential carrier of a virus), each of us is unique, and we are all endowed with the ability to bring something to our sphere of influence that no one else can.
My friend, the world needs what you bring, especially in the midst of a crisis! I urge you not to lose sight of your Heavenly Father’s deep love for you and not to grow weary in well-doing. He is cheering you on, now more than ever, and no matter what you are facing, He will empower you to bring His light, hope, and peace to your surroundings. Your Savior stands by to support and uphold you as you face each hour of uncertainty — He will not abandon you. The Holy Spirit’s presence is with you right now, and He has equipped you to reflect the radiance of His goodness in a way that only you can!