The sun will rise tomorrow ◠
It all feels overwhelming. There has been so much change happening at once. I am not entirely sure how to process it all besides writing it out, so bare with me. Monday morning felt so heavy----I truly felt a weight on my shoulders. My body and mind felt so weak. Looking back I know for sure it was the anxiety of all that is happening and the stress for the uncertainty of it all. Control is a word that I have seen pop up recently. We truly forget how much ~control~ we don't have until we are faced with something like this. When I dig deep to see why I personally like to control things it comes down to the fact of the unknown. Why do I find it so uncomfortable? I can't decide how things will play out...yikes, working on that. Reflecting on today I have felt lighter and less stressed. Throughout this week the Lord has reminded me that the sun will rise tomorrow. You are probably thinking well that isn't new news. You are right, it isn't haha!
This week the Lord has brought this verse back to my memory Matthew 6:34. Matthew 6:34 New Living Translation (NLT),
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
To me this is such a simple verse but something that is hard to achieve. To live in the present without worrying about tomorrow?! I got this. In reality I know I can't do that on my own. I have to surrender my fear in prayer and seek encouragement from those around me. In such a difficult time this brings comfort to know I don't have to do this alone. In case you need a reminder like me: the Lord has not given His children a spirit of fear----so live in His peace. I hope that whoever stumbles upon this find comfort in the peace of Jesus during so much uncertainty.
Here are some things that have helped me while staying inside:
◠ listening to worship music in the morning
◠ watching a tv show
◠ cooking + baking
◠ doing something creative
◠ taking a nap
◠ going on a walk / run (remember to move your body!)
◠ FaceTiming or calling loved ones
◠ finding a good diffuser blend
◠ reading a book
◠ getting out of my pj's
◠ mini dance parties
◠ praying + deep breaths