Our world is in a crisis! Human trafficking, economic recession, a pandemic, and now a repeat of the historical rioting and looting involving racism and murder. On social media, many individuals are expressing anger and disappointment because they have reached their level of tolerance regarding “things that can go wrong.”
When we look at our current status, things are not looking too good. Ask someone how they are doing, and chances are they will tell you they are worried or angry or feeling as if the world is coming to an end. And yes, we may feel if one more thing happens, we will lose our minds.
Most of us have been through some tough times, and we made the necessary changes for a positive outcome. Humanity has several advantages over other species. We do not live based on instinct, nor do we function by possessing a “survival of the strongest” mindset. We are resilient! When we take a moment to sit down, inhale and exhale, and evaluate our situation, we have viable options.
First, identify all of your financial challenges and explore realistic options to stabilize your current situation. Ask for help! Many companies are willing to give a one-month extension for mortgages and vehicle notes. Closing out credit card accounts will prevent late fees and interest payments. Local churches are usually able to assist with a one-time payment of utilities, and food banks are readily available. Also, as a last resort, filing bankruptcy is an option if your debt is above and beyond what you can manage.
Changing your mindset to take complete control of your life is vital.
Staying at your optimal level of health is also a priority. We are still in the middle of a pandemic, practicing infection control measures such as social distancing reduces the risk of contracting the Coronavirus. Use disposable gloves when touching common areas outside of your home environment. To mask or not to mask is a personal choice.
Do you need peace of mind? Including God in your life is a definite perk, you will regain your mental and physical strength by giving Him all of your burdens and difficulties. Study the book of Psalms. Pray and release. Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Lastly, incorporate some free and fun activities into your lifestyle. Get outside at least once a day. Eat healthy foods and exercise every day. We should be happy, today’s a new day, and we are alive.
Bible Reading: Psalm 23
God, our world continues in confusion and chaos. We ask you to give us a plan to resolve our challenges and peace of mind. We ask this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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