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Virtual Connections, Episode 3

Hello church! How are you holding up? One step at a time. We’re in this together.

I don’t know whether you watched yesterday’s service online. I hope you did. In my sermon, I promised that I would share a list of practical things that any of us can implement when we are feeling anxious. (Click here to watch the sermon.)

What Do We Do When We Are Anxious?

Here are some suggestions I gathered from several counsellors I know. I’m grateful for their assistance. Read this list. Consider which 1 or 2 items you might implement to help you during this time.

  1. Pray Lots
  2. Read the Bible Lots
  3. Stay Connected
  4. Unplug Digitally
  5. Exercise
  6. Journal
  7. Create a Covid-19 Schedule
  8. Focus on what you CAN do
  9. Do Something Special
  10. Extend Grace to Yourself
  11. Breathe
  12. Use Wise Caution

What would you add? What helps you? How can we help each other?

Remember this: God is NOT anxious! He is fully trustworthy. And He is always with us!

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (Psalm 55:22)

What Will You Do This Week?

As I sit here and try to figure out how to end this post, I simply want to remind all of us (me included) that in times of anxiety, we need each other. The default setting is often to withdraw, but exactly at times like this, don’t do that! Reach out. Send a text. Phone someone. Connect. It is really helpful to audibly verbalize to someone, “I’m feeling anxious!” And, when someone shares those personal words with us, how will we respond? I pray we will honour the risk and respond with grace, compassion, and empathy.

And, let me know if you’d like to join a small group (online, of course) to discuss this issue further.

Pastor Leonard

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