The latest Covid surge has really taken a toll on people who work in the healthcare and retail service industries. Many hospitals and other medical providers are having a hard time keeping up with the number of patients they serve not only due to the rapid increase of patients but also because several staff members are out sick with Covid too. My prayers go out to everyone who is sick and to everyone providing care in this environment. It is also a difficult time for those in the retail and service industry. There are a lot of people working in places that are understaffed right now and they are frequently on the receiving end of everyone else’s frustration. I know there are several people in that boat and the waters are pretty choppy. Those of you who care for and who serve others are in my prayers today. And as I have been praying, my thoughts keep going back to a passage of scripture in Galatians 6:9.
Galatians 6:9 Let’s not become discouraged in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not become weary.
My prayer for each of you is that you would not become discouraged. I pray that you would know how much you are appreciated. And I pray that God will bless you with His strength, His comfort and His peace.