A cheerful heart in a dreary time.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT2)

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If you can’t say this and mean it, then maybe you need to reassess your relationship with Jesus Christ:

For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. Philippians 1:21-23 (NLT2)

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God heals us.

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:1-3 (NIV)

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God is there for you.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
"The Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye."
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

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Things we need to show as God’s people in times like these:

As God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Ian Maclaren (1850-1907)

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Pray for His Strength in this Time of Sickness.

Ephesians 3:16 "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being."(NIV)

"I am not in the whirlwind of activity, but in the still, small voice of communion. Find it, my child, and hold to it, and you will be energized."
Frances J. Roberts

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We are weak, but He is strong!

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (NIV)
No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit, it is an inner unconquerableness. If you have the whine in you, kick it out ruthlessly. It is a positive crime to be weak in God's strength. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

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God is all you ever need.

Psalm 73:22-26 22 I was as stupid as an animal; I did not understand you. 23 Yet I always stay close to you, and you hold me by the hand. 24 You guide me with your instruction and at the end you will receive me with honor. 25 What else do I have in heaven but you? Since I have you, what else could I want on earth? 26 My mind and my body may grow weak, but God is my strength; he is all I ever need. (TEV)

What do we really need in times like these? Not toilet paper; Not hand wipes; Not hospital masks--but God. God will watch over you if you come to Him and rely upon Him. What a blessing it will be if people realize this truth and act upon it in these times of trouble!

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Fire or Rain–God is with us!

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)

"God is the light in my darkness, the voice in my silence."
Helen Adams Keller

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Be prudent.

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. Proverbs 22:3 (NIV)

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