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Updated- Hope in a Dark Time

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Well, it would sure be a gross understatement to say that 2020 so far has not unfolded in the way I imagined. I think everyone can relate given the pandemic that is sweeping around the world.

Personally, at this stage, I expected to be in settling down in Europe after having a lovely coastal break in the UK. However, I find myself in Barbados at home on lockdown to protect myself and more importantly to protect those I love like many of you.

I know the figures quoted and the news being reported is sobering as this virus affects the world. It’s a daily battle to not get sucked in all the negative seen in the media and look for the positive that I know exists even if it is a bit harder to find.

I CHOOSE HOPE

I see people around the world uniting to help and encourage each other in many different ways. For me, I see this post as a way for me to share hope at this time. Fear and panic are certainly rampant but I believe hope can spread and causing others to be blessed and encouraged.

Here are some examples I’ve found to inspire you. This is by no means an exhaustive list and I will keep adding to it during this crisis.

Updated 3rd May, 2020

Article: From death to life: How God delivered me from coronavirus

Video/Article: Best-selling author helps Franklin bookstore stay afloat during COVID-19 pandemic

Video: Churches of the UK come together to sing a blessing over the nation

Video: Amazing Testimony of Medical Supplies in Nicaragua (The Wall of Answered Prayer)

Video: Home + Hallelujah Worship Night: NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha organise amazing worship nights on Instagram


Article: The Four Seasons Offers Free Lodging to Medical Workers in New York City

Video: Clap for Carers: Millions applaud NHS staff on coronavirus frontlines (UK)

Image: Inspirational quote

Quote- A caterpillar must endure a season of isolation before it turns into a butterfly. Embrace the time you have along, it will only make you stronger.

Video: Quarantined Italians sing from their balconies (I love this video with Hallelujah)

Video: Germans sing from rooftops in solidarity with Italians

Image: Encouraging Quote

Quote- the gospel can't be quarantined, but you fears can be. You were saved to be brave. Rashawn Copeland

Video: Showing support at a funeral– The entire parish lined the 2km road to the graveyard to say goodbye to their friend (Ireland)

Video: Bingo for the elderly– This young lady and her friends organised Bingo for a quarantined retirement home (Netherlands)

Post: 21 Premium Courses Being Offered For Free Amidst Covid-19– Businesses are also stepping up and playing their part to support others during this time

Free Mobile Wallpapers: DaySpring offers a variety of uplifting and encouraging wallpapers to use on your phone.

Video: TOGETHER: A Night of Hope (For King and Country)- This duo hosted a live mini-concert online singing many of their hits.

THERE IS HOPE

I hope that you are encouraged by this post and you think about ways that you can share hope in your circles even if it’s just as simple as sharing this post. Also, I’d love for you to comment below with examples you’ve seen of hope being shared. Let’s encourage each other in this time!

4 thoughts on “Updated- Hope in a Dark Time

  1. Love these examples! Thanks so much for compiling and sharing!! The heart of God is truly reflected in these beautiful example of people extending themselves in unique and creative ways.

  2. Thank you for sharing Tamika. Grateful for this platform being used to spread encouragement and hope in this challenging season we all face. Another thought-provoking and timely post 🙂

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