DO NOT PANIC!!!
In Matthew 24:6 Jesus tells us that ” you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars (or pestilence and violence) See that you be not troubled, for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet.” And in Deuteronomy 31:6 God says to Moses and the people “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them (he was about to go to war)for the Lord thy God, He it is that goes with you , He will not fail you or forsake you.”
We have a choice even in the midst of this crisis to choose to let His peace calm us or to choose to live in fear. I choose joy still. I choose peace still.
If you are in an abusive relationship and cannot leave due to the virus I urge you to:
Try to keep your distance
Avoid altercations and arguments as much as possible
Make sure you stay away from areas in homes where there are weapons
Have a safe place for children to hide or run to
Keep a bag of necessary items hidden to grab if you must leave
Keep a flash drive of important documents on you
Hide some cash to grab if you have to leave
Don’t hesitate to call safe people to talk to while you are isolated
Call 911 or 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) it you are being abused
Our counsel line is 205-618-8058 or 205-677-3041