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Covid-19 anxiety and how I fought back

My job has me surrounded by COVID-19 and it’s effects on people, relationships, and the community on a day-to-day basis. I see the numbers twice a day, I make phone calls about the pandemics effects. I have had friends, family members of friends, and friends of friends get COVID-19 and i have lost family members and friends to this pandemic. It’s beginning to take a toll on my mental health.

For the past week I have had one too many sleepless nights. My mind is just filled with everyone I’ve come across that has been affected by this pandemic. My anxiety is at an all time high. I worry about my health, my kids health, my family‘s health, and the health of everyone I hold dearly. If I had a regular job at least I would not have to see the effects of the pandemic on our society on a day-to-day basis. I could just block it out of my mind for a couple of days. Unfortunately, with where I am, that is not possible.

The past few days, I have prayed and conversed with the Lord like I haven’t in such a long time. I have also opened up with my family about how I feel and that has helped tremendously. The comfort I received was life changing.

If you are going through anything, please reach out and talk to someone. For me it was my family. The peace and comfort I got talking to my wife and kids was just the fuel I needed to continue what I am doing.

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We all have our faults and Jesus loved us all

It is sad when brothers and sisters in Christ are quick to condemn a person for their actions or behavior. We all need to be reminded that Jesus was here to save the lost. Jesus did not interact with the “well to do” but with those that society deemed as outcasts. Also, the Bible is filled with people with faults that God used to further the kingdom. The more we shut out the “outcasts” and those who have different opinions, the further we get from our mission here on Earth. PJSLB.

We all need some kind words today

2020 has been absolutely rough. Chaos, frustration, and uncertainty surround us all. In a day when everyone is practicing social distancing and keeping away from all, hearing a nice word or a compliment is such a boost. Give it a try. Say something nice to someone today. Even if you are wearing a mask. Trust me, it will be the highlight of their day.