During this pandemic, I’m sure a lot of people have felt a little bit of anxiety from time to time. Maybe in the very beginning when classes, jobs, and living situations started to get messed up and you felt out of control. I know I did. Or maybe you still feel anxious, not knowing what’s going to happen when this pandemic is over. With most of our usual community and life being on our laptops now, it’s even easier to feel out of control. This resource might be helpful in staying close to God in this time.
In Psalm 46:10, God tells us to “Be still, and know that I am God.” It’s so easy for us as Americans to stay busy at all times. We’re good at it. During this time we’re forced to “be still”. It’s good for us to rest and stop every once in a while. To rest in who Jesus is and in His word.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Isn’t this so comforting? All we have to do is ask and God will provide for us. The word supplication essentially means to beg the Lord over and over again. He wants to hear our prayers with a humble heart.
There are thousands of verses about anxiety in the Bible. 365 times God tells us not to worry. Come expectant in reading His word that He will speak to you. When you open your Bible, those are God’s direct words speaking to you. That’s awesome that we have access to this. Use this tool to fight the daily battle of anxiety.
Fighting the Anxiety Battle
Let’s fight this battle of anxiety together during quarantine. Let’s keep our bodies healthy and relying on Christ. Eating the right foods and exercising is so helpful during this time as well. God can still use us and teach us even in such a hard time as this. This pandemic did not surprise God at all, and He has a plan to use it for good. A blog that’s been helpful for me also during this time is right here.