The days run together in this thing called quarantine. For the first time, what we have in abundance is time. Hour upon hour of time. It would be easy to let it all slip by just trying to get through this thing.
God, no matter the season or circumstance, always calls us to do more than just get through. Challenges are right up His alley because they forge character. And He's all about character. This forced family time can easily be a burden or a blessing. We get to choose. We can emerge on the other side as weakened individuals who put ourselves first or a stronger family unit that puts each other first. We will either rise or fall in the current challenge. This too shall pass and when it does will your family be weaker individuals or a stronger team?
The other day we hiked Enchanted Rock together. The boys decided they wanted a challenge going down so we got off the beaten path and descended the back way. We soon found ourselves in some dangerous terrain and it took all of us to work together to get down safely. ("Safely" is stretching it. Eric, trying to help Jonathan, is still bloodied and bandaged). But, the challenge forced us to work as a team and we emerged stronger for it.
"We rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope"
We don't know how long this will go on so it makes sense to just take it one day at a time. The other day a friend posted "Don't count the days. Make every day count." That's great advice. God prefers us to trust Him enough for just one day. That's why the Israelites had to collect manna every day in the wilderness. If they hoarded in order to save some for tomorrow, it went rancid right in their mouths. That's also why we pray "give us this day our daily bread."
One day at a time.
You don't need to know how long this will go on or what will happen at the end. You just need to trust Him for today.
Make today count.