If you, like many of us, have felt a little overwhelmed by the changes that have affected life across the world this week, here are a few things you can do.
Firstly, pray! This one goes without saying … but how often are we tempted to let our eyes drift from the Lord and to neglect fellowship with Christ in favour of other things? Let’s read the Word, pray, be still and know that He is God (Ps. 46:10), and have confidence that no matter what changes, He never does. No matter the disappointment or the fear, He knows, He cares, and He is still in charge. Our faith is in Him!
You may be at home with time on your hands because of cancelled events, and you may not be sure what to do with that time. If so, it can be really helpful to find ways to take dominion over your space, and bring order to chaos.
That may look like cleaning your room.
Weeding the garden.
Training the dog.
Digging a hole to plant something or making a raised vegetable bed.
Organizing your bookshelf.
Fixing the fence.
Stitching that hole in your socks. 🙂
Washing the car.
Repairing a bicycle tire.
Once you’ve exercised your physical muscles, maybe there are creative things you could do.
You could draw a picture.
Build something with a sibling.
Practice a musical instrument.
Learn a language.
Write a letter.
Write a poem, short story, or song.
Read a book (by yourself or aloud).
Listen to an audio book.
Make a LEGO masterpiece.
Make a LEGO masterpiece, while listening to an audio book!
Build a puzzle.
Learn to juggle!
What suggestions would you add to this list? I’m sure you have fantastic ideas! Let’s avoid dwelling on the problem in the comments; let’s focus on helping each other find productive and creative ways to use our time.
Praying for your protection and peace!
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Prov. 3:5-6