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Declarations during COVID-19

March 24, 2020 | Jennifer Schmidt

Declarations during COVID-19

by: Jennifer Schmidt

In the midst of this completely unexpected, unprecedented time we are all living through I wanted to pen a few declarations to help keep my mind steady and my heart faith-filled instead of fear-ridden. Some of these declarations are inspired by people who I know are struggling and suffering through this time in ways that I am not. I hope that one or more of these prophetic declarations connect with you and become what you speak aloud in the midst of your incredibly trying moments.

...call things that are not as though they were Romans 4:17

First and foremost, remember this: You are not alone, my friend. You have not been forgotten. Your dreams are not dashed. This will end. God is still on His throne. You are still His beloved child, the one he sent his own Son to the cross to redeem. God is for you. He is ever-faithful and will guard you and keep you through this time.

I am calling these prophetic declarations because the scriptures tell us to “call things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). It may feel uncomfortable or even wrong to speak some of these in the wake of yelling at your kid for the 20th time today or checking your email to find another client canceling, BUT I have found that’s EXACTLY when I need to declare a prophetic promise over myself or my circumstance. I DO yell at my kids sometimes and then I DO speak “I am a mom ABOUNDING in patience.” And you know what happens? My heart softens, my breathing slows, and I become that woman again, by the divine nature and power of Christ in me (2 Peter 1:4). I am patient, apologetic, and connective with my little ones again. That’s real life and that’s the power of our words. We can take up this authority to prophesy and declare over ourselves and “call things that are not, as though they were.”


Prophetic Declarations


For Families:


I have what it takes to bring order and peace to my home. (Colossians 3:15, James 3:18)

I am the best possible person for my child to spend this amount of time with. (1 Sam. 1:27)

God is strengthening my bond with my child. (Eph. 6:4, Prov. 23:25, Malachi 4:6)

I am abounding in creativity as I teach and connect with my child. (James 3:17-18)

I bring heaven’s peace to my child’s anxious heart. (Isaiah 54:13)

God trusts me with this child and equips me to parent this child well. (2 Peter 1:3, Ps 23:1 TPT, Psalm 16:5-6)

Holy Spirit speaks to me about my child, allowing me to discover new and wonderful ways God has wired him/her. (John 14:26, Romans 8:26, 1 Cor. 2:10)

I am a unifying force in my family. (Col. 3:13-14, Psalm 133:1, 1 John 4:12)

My children will thrive in this season. (Ezekiel 47:12, Prov. 14:11, Ps. 1:3, Is. 35:1-10)

My family will become stronger than ever because of this quarantine. (1 Peter 4:8)

Joy and laughter will become the new norm in my home. (Prov. 23:25, Is. 35:1-10)

I am overflowing in grace towards my child who is going through an adjustment too. (2 Peter 1:2)

I am a parent abounding in patience, in this moment of need. (Gal. 5:22)


I am confident I will see God’s goodness break out in the sphere of influence God has given my business. (Psalm 27:13)

For Business Owners:

I will see miracles with my own eyes that will sustain my hope. (Deut. 10:21)

God’s not done, He’s doing something new. He will give me creative ideas to reinvent and reposition my company during this time. (Is 43:19)

What seems lost, will be restored with increase. (Job 42:10, Isaiah 61:7)

My compassion and generosity practically expressed in this season is producing eternal fruitfulness. I won’t be stingy. I will be generous on every occasion. (2 Cor. 9:11, Colossians 3:12)

Creativity and strategy will flow with greater ease than ever before as I think about how to use my company and skills to help others during this time. (1 Peter 4:10, Matt 5:14-16, Romans 12:3-8)

I believe God’s promises over me professionally and I will hold fast to my practice of praise and gratitude through this season. (Luke 1:45, Heb. 13:15, Ps 59:17)

My company is positioned for kingdom impact during this crisis. I will partner with God’s plan to redeem and restore what I see happening around me. (Amos 9:14, Jer. 29:11)

I am leading my business with open hands, trusting God to bring good to what seems diminished or destroyed. (1 Peter 5:10, Amos 9:14)

I am trusting Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides. (Gen. 22:14)


I trust Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals. (Exodus 15:26, Jer. 30:17)

For the Medically Fragile:

I am protected under the shadow of El Shaddai. (Psalm 91:1-2)

I am loved and cared for by the Father of Compassion. (2 Cor. 1:3)

My strength is found in the Lord. (Ps. 46:1-3, Prov. 18:10, Neh. 8:10)

I make wise decisions, cooperating with God’s plan to protect my health. (Prov. 12:15, Prov 3:5-6)

Jesus is greater than any threat against me. (John 16:33, Rev. 17:14)

I am safe and secure in my Father’s hands. (John 10:29)

I am inhaling peace and exhaling fear. (James 3:17-18, John 14:27, 1 John 4:18)

Prayer

Jesus, once again we put our trust and our hope in you. You are our ever-faithful Savior, Healer, and Redeemer. In all that seems scary, unknown, and lost we ask for your glorious power to shine brightly in our circumstances and in the lives of those suffering around us. We will speak your word and declare your truth in every season, even in this. Thank you for your favor, blessing, protection, and abounding grace towards us today and always.

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