“If you learn to trust Me—really trust Me—with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you.” -Dear Jesus by Sarah Young, p. 54
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” (Genesis 50:20, NKJV).
Adversity can make you bitter or better. The key difference is trust. When you live without trust, you become more cynical. When you live with trust, you become more charitable.
For me, the goal isn’t to exist in place until the quarantine ends, but to grow in place so that a different me can meet the challenges of a new normal governed by the God who is still the same yesterday, today, and forever.