I watch and listen to the news to find out what’s going on in the world. I was told that it’s important to know what’s going on. At the same time, it can be so overwhelming and sad, how does one cope?
In my last blog post I talked about how the death of people close to me has affected me. I also grieve with what is going on outside my world. The devastation of wars, mass shootings, floods, drought, fires, – such great loss. My brain is overwhelmed with sorrow.
Also in the news they talk about the fear of food shortages, gas price increases, interest rates going up, the cost of living rising, and the list goes on. What do we do?
I do not have answers. Unfortunately, cannot solve the worlds problems, although maybe I wish I could. I somehow have to learn to control my thoughts and feelings so I don’t tailspin into depression.
So what do I do to cope? I acknowledge everything that is going on, allowing myself to grieve for a short time. The pain is great. Almost too much to bear.
I call out to God. He hears my cry. He wants me to come to Him with my weary and burdened soul. He welcomes me to cast all my cares and burdens on Him. He cares. He invites me beside the quiet waters. He restores my soul and comforts me. Gently He reminds me to be still and know that He is God.
In this world we will have trouble. But take heart! It’s okay to weep. Joy, a beautiful thing, is coming.