My Coping Mechanism through the Global Pandemic

Coping Mechanisms

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The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn

Isaiah 61:1-2

There is SO much going on!

Coping Mechanisms

My coping mechanism to get through this week has been to avoid going on social media; I already don’t watch the news. It is painful, upsetting, and distressing. It highlights a lot of work that I need to do on my own heart! For me, as a Christian, my first turn should be towards the word of God. I can confess that it has taken me a few days to get there. I am often tempted to soak up the voices of the world on social media and let them be my teachers. However, I know that sometimes that can do more harm than help.

I have been sitting back, listening, watching, and learning over the past few days. And let me tell you, I have a LONG way still to go. I have a lot of education to seek out and I am grateful for all the resources people have been sharing. However, I’ve been experiencing sadness, anger, fear, and confusion. To be honest, i’ve wanted to avoid it all.

global pandemic

God Convicted Me

Throughout this pandemic, I haven’t been as faithful as I’d have liked. I have attended church digitally every Sunday. However I have not taken the time to personally connect with God. To pray, to read, to listen. As I sat in Church this morning [from the comfort of my bed] I was convicted. My pattern is to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms during stressful times when the living word of God is at my reach. I want to be more disciplined with my time and turn to God’s word, prayer, His people and stillness when feeling stressed. Also allowing myself to take the time to lament.

I’ve attached the link to the sermon today as Pastor Jeremy spoke with great truth and conviction led by the Holy Spirit. If you are looking for hope, justice, and mercy please listen to this. I also wanted to leave a few lyrics from worship songs that struck a chord with me today. I pray that the words would tug at your heart and bring you peace. If you click on the photo you can listen to the songs.

We The Kingdom
God of Revival
Your Name is Power

Thank You For Allowing Me To Share My Coping Mechanisms

Pandemic Coping Mechanisms

Thank you for being here, thank you for reading this. My hope is that you receive this post through love: whoever you are, whatever you look like, whatever you believe in. That was my only goal in writing it. I am heavily grieving for the loss of life, the injustice in our world, and the pain and suffering being experienced. I am going to lament, pray, listen and continue to learn.

xoxo Aly

Another Coping Mechanism!

On a lighter note: I have been coping by doing a lot of retail therapy! We haven’t been welcomed back out into the world yet…and due to that fact most of it has been through Amazon! I wanted to share this post with you to end things on a lighter note. I linked all of the things that I have purchased and loved on Amazon throughout this Pandemic. If you need another coping mechanism for 2020 this one is for you!

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