An Over thinker in 2020

2020 is not a great year 
If your prone to overthinking
Too many what if's
Possibilities galore

I could do this
I could do that
What if this happens
What if it doesn't

I could catch something
But that doesn't that matter
I could pass on COVID
That is more concerning

One day why bother
The world doesn't care
The next day
Stay calm nothing can harm

I can't even think about my mask,
OCD of washing my hands
Is eating away
As my skin slowly rubs away

Where I can and cannot go
Only the government know
But deciphering the answer
You need a degree in elocution lessons

Should I go out
Staying in is fine
Why do I need zoom
My garden is fine

Meeting people is hard
Being isolated alone
Anti social is good
As nights become cold

It's lonely in autumn
Collecting golden leaves
Waiting for summer
Wishing the year away

But winter is fun
Christmas will come
I need to stop thinking
And let life carry on.

Hope and joy, no dry bones.

Listening to the news it's hard to to see the joy,
Self employed with no income,
Redundancies becoming abundant

A pandemic is still real,
People getting sick
A virus that shouldn't exist,
Taking too many lives.

People already sick,
Not getting the treatment they need,
The grieving not being able, to say goodbye to loved ones,
Mourners at a graveside not allowed to hug.

Nurses exhausted, a country on its knees,
The government trying to do its best while sleeping comfortably in their beds.

It's hard to see the joy,
A hope, an end in sight.
When will our country realise,
It's not about us?

It's about a God that is real,
That wants to heal each breaking heart.
A God that is next to you,
Waiting to be seen.

A God that won't let our spirits be crushed,
A God that understands grief.
A God that sent his Son to die,
So that we can live.

If your unsure,
You may or may not believe,
struggling in a pandemic,
with hearts and bones drying up.

Try calling out to God today,
Accept his Son loves you to the cross and back.
Ask for joy and hope today
I think your be surprised
At the answer you will get.