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Spirituality in a Time of Turmoil

(TW: This single article was written from a Christian-based perspective)

With all of the chaos and change occurring in our world during COVID-19, it is easy to lose sight of your spiritual goals at this time. I ask that you take a moment each day, even ten minutes, to find time with your higher power. Utilizing this time as a time of solitude, indoors or outdoors, where you can focus on your relationship with your higher power. For me, that’s taking time with God.

Everyone has their own relationship with their spiritual guide, but for those of you that may need someone, or who already are believers in Jesus Christ and God our Heavenly Father, here are a few scriptures that may be of assistance to you at this difficult time.

Having Anxiety, or Feeling Overwhelmed?

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Phillipians 4: 6-7

“Case all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” -Matthew 6:27

Feeling Depressed or Lonely?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plan to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” -Jeremiah 29:11

Dealing with Grief and Loss?

“For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.” -Ecclesiastes 1:18

“Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.” -Lamentations 3:32-33

“…my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, Lord, every day; I spread out my hands to you.” -Psalms 88:9

Feeling fearful and need to increase your faith?

“Now faith, is confidence in what we hope for, and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” -2 Timothy 1:7

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” -Psalms 56:3

“…because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” – James 1:3

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” -Psalms 34:4

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