In this time of uncertainty, we can be tempted to let fear get the best of us as we fixate on what could be, rather than what is in front of us. It’s easy to get caught up in the unknown and make an entire scenario of what could happen play out in our minds. But we don’t need to be afraid.
Here are some ways we can combat fear:
Count the Good
Gratitude lifts our hearts like nothing else, so let’s start looking for the good that is right in front of us. Pay attention to the birds chirping, or the fresh air of an open window, your health and the care of family. Make a list, and keep adding to it daily. It’s amazing how your outlook can change when you refocus on what you have, not what is lacking.
Be Mindful of Others
What are you doing to look outside yourself during this time? Who can you help with going to pick up groceries and drop them on a doorstep, send a virtual note of encouragement? Even if you’re outside on a walk, a smile and a wave can go a long way.
Honestly, just give it a try. You don’t have to take the weight of the world on our shoulders, and keep piling on the fear and caution as the news reports keep coming in. Be honest with God. Why not see what He says in this time, and ask Him to help you in whatever you are struggling with?
In this digital age, the art of picking up a physical book can get lost. But now is the perfect time to get lost in a good story. See what’s on your shelves at home, or find recommendations from friends. Try Audible if you like listening instead, but use your time to switch off the TV and get quiet with a good book.
Remember, we’re all in this together, and there is always hope. Never hesitate to reach out and message us if you need someone to talk to or are looking for encouragement.
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most space in your heart. -Winnie the Pooh