March 27, 2020: What a Disappointment…
In the news this week, it was announced that the Summer Olympics for 2020 are pushed back to summer of 2021 due to COVID 19 concerns. It may not seem like a big deal since everything else has been cancelled, but those athletes–the Olympics only happen every 4 years. What if you’ve been perfecting your sport, getting ready for this summer? Your timing is off now, your training is off now…What if you were an older athlete who may only have a short amount of time left to compete before getting too old? There are a lot of people dealing with disappointment right now.
You are probably disappointed too. Maybe you had a trip for Spring Break. Maybe your baseball season got cancelled. Maybe you’d been doing so good in school, and now it seems like what was the point? There are weddings, birthdays, births of babies that are all being celebrated differently than normally right now. We all have disappointments, big and small.
I don’t know about you guys, but now that we’re in about the second week of this (depending on where you live), but it’s starting to sink in–we’ve got a few more weeks of this. And it may be making you sad, or tired, or just–blah. And as positive as we can try to be, some days it’s hard to feel like putting your best efforts out there.
Jesus understands that. He became human, and he gets us. He knows we’re disappointed and maybe a bit tired of this already. But he gives us hope.
15 Jesus, our high priest, is able to understand our weaknesses. When Jesus lived on earth, he was tempted in every way. He was tempted in the same ways we are tempted, but he never sinned.Hebrews 4:15 (ERV)
Hang in there–the second week of being home seems to be the toughest from what other countries have said. We’re in this together–reach out for help, call a friend, pray for peace and strength. Week three will be tough, but you can handle it. Always hope.
Dear Father, I’m sorry for being disappointed and frustrated with things. Help me be grateful for the little things. Give me peace and wisdom. Amen.