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In the Biblical story of creation, God gives Adam the task and authority to name the animals God created. Naming something gives a sense of mastery over it. In a NY Times article I saw this sentence, “Psychologists find that one of the best strategies for managing emotions is to name them.” If that’s true, giving names and descriptions to things like anger, shame, frustration and other emotions that have popped up in the pandemic may help you to manage them in your life. I think this is a God designed and given strategy to eventually overcome the things you’re dealing with because of COVID. Prayerfully ask God to help you in dealing with your natural emotions and to get to the point where you’re able to thrive.
The Holy Spirit will minister in your heart and you can trust him. The Scripture section is 1 Chronicles 16:31-33, “Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Tell all the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!’ Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth.”
Rest is a gift of trusting your life to God’s care. God bless you.