A tiny strand of RNA encased in protein is threatening the world. No one is immune to this new disease or the effects of our war against it. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, billions are seeing their daily lives disrupted in painful ways. Schools and businesses are closed, needed income is lost, health is threatened, and stress is growing. Added to the immediate threat to life are anxious thoughts about the economic, political, and personal fallout of this pandemic.

The illusion of safety and stability has fled. We are discovering that all that is needed for our whole world to be turned upside down is a microscopic virus replicating faster than we can stop it. We are realizing just how small, dependent, and powerless we are.

If we are honest, we are shaken to the core… Many of our beliefs, hopes, and dreams are now threatened. This radical departure from normal is filling our minds with questions:

How does he want me to respond?

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this article originally appeared on Issues I Face