4 Biblical affirmations to practice while living thru Covid!
Hey pretty people, its been a long time over due for a blog. Thank you for sticking it out with me while we all adjust our schedules and daily habits as we go thru this pandemic together.
Here we are in August, all wondering how much longer we will be dealing with this and if it will ever be over. When that will be and how that will come about , we can't really know.
But we can however develop some coping affirmations to help us deal.
If you haven't done that already then keep reading.
These daily affirmations are biblically inspired, but even if you don't adhere to any faith, they are sure to keep you positive during this time and help keep you mentally grounded as we deal with this virus that is running rampant.
Develop a morning and nightly routine. Psalm 5:3 reads " In the morning , Lord you hear my voice, I lay my request before you and wait expectantly" and Prov. 3:24 says "When you lie down you will not be afraid, your sleep will be sweet". This is a great reminder for anyone who starts and end their night watching the news. The news can be depressing and scary. You need to be able to have a peaceful day and night, so meditating on some scriptures can definitely help you. Start your day on a good note and end it on one. Having a stable routine that will remind you that no matter what you hear or see, that there is someone greater at work is calming and removes fear. Knowing what you have to do, removes anxiety. Take time when you awake and right before bed to re-center yourself. Know God has your best interest at heart, is aware of where you are and what you need.
Become ok with a new"normal". Prov. 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him and He will direct your path". Change is constant. The entire world is going thru this change with you, some feeling it more than others. Its ok to feel some resistance to this new normal and yearn for things to return back to what they were. It may or may not happen. But know and remind yourself daily that you are not going thru this all by yourself, you are not alone in it.
Do something that makes you smile or laugh daily. Prov. 17:22 says "A merry heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. Even during this time, we can still find joy! A funny movie with your spouse, a funny story, playtime with our babies and children, a good convo with our friends and even good food makes us happy. Take a little time each day to indulge in these blessings.
Do something for your body and spirit daily. 3 John 1:2 says "Beloved I pray that all go well with you that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul". and Prov. 31:17 reads "She dresses herself in strength and makes her arms strong". We should feed both our spirits and bodies daily. Feed your body and mind with a good book, God's word, and good principles to put into practice. Do something for someone else that may have a need. These things take the focus off of you and help you think of ways you may serve God by helping others. Getting some daily exercise in helps you mentally, give your brain endorphins(your bodies very own happy drugs) keeps you physically fit and helps fight off the Covid 19 virus. We all know pre-existing illness makes you a target to contracting the virus easily and harder to bounce back from. We are spiritual creatures with physical bodies and we should take care of both.
If you have any other daily affirmations that you do that have been a great help during this time, don't be stingy, share them in comments!
Until next time, yall stay healthy and blessed, and remember God is still in control!