Father, I place to your hands, my friends and family,
Father, I place to your hands the things that trouble me
Father, I place into to your hands the person I should be
For I know, I always can trust you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBfRNrvvUfc
We sang these lines repeatedly every night as we prepared to go to sleep during the 2020 pandemic (COVID -19).
One of the nights, I decided to ask my seven (7) year old daughter what the second line of the song meant to her. I asked her what are the things that trouble her. Her troubles were so minute that I knew they were things I already had solutions for even before she was born. They were things that could be settled in the next moment or the next day. I laughed because I knew she had no trouble.
Immediately, it occurred to me that this is the same way I have fears and concerns that were already taken care of by God. He tries to communicate this to me now and then, but my worries have overwhelmed me so much that I can not see that He has solutions to all my fears.
At this point, my internal conviction of the existence of God ignited my hope and gave answers to all my fears during the pandemic. Hope and fear can not occupy the same place, Hope can be a life-supporting source that has enormous power and it is all we need to deal with the uncertainty of life knowing that change is the only constant thing in life.
The power of hope comes from self-awareness and when this is revealed, our lives are transformed.
When we are in a difficult situation, our natural mind either chooses to hope or worry. For me, I can choose to see love even when there is conflict. When you see life through the lens of hope, everything can change. Hope is a quality that exists in consciousness when a situation is hopeless, that means we are not seeing clearly. The way to heal any situation is to activate hope.
School shootings are big scary things that shouldn’t happen. Plane crashes are big scary things that shouldn’t happen. Murders are big scary things that shouldn’t happen. Most of us are not going to die from those things, but we all worry about them anyway.
Your attitude is not complicated by self-doubt.
Hope is realistic because it is based on the consciousness of infinite possibilities.
For many, hope is a constricted demand like a child who wants a certain toy and won’t be happy till she has it. But the Universe does not work according to our wish list. The force of evolution unfolds through an unrestricted vision giving us what we need and not the next ego demand. The part to fullness is unpredictable by nature but this does not make it untrustworthy .it makes it interesting and beautiful.
Uncertainty is neutral and great things emerged from it as the new lessons, discovery, and innovations. It all depends on our reaction. Without the inner strength of hope, self-doubt makes us disconnected from our true selves. Uncertainty can bring out the best in you. Either you win because the situation turns out well or you have found something you have healed and improved.
There are many ways to confront our worries and concern. Find out where the worries are coming from and address it from the root. You become what you believe and not what you wish for, want or expect. Your belief is a strong force of building your hope in uncertainties.
Work on your beliefs during this period, avoid negative news, put your mind to rest and engage in meditations.
We shall overcome!!!!