I use this simple practice to help me through these emotional, coronavirus times…when it all seems like too much. Watch the video below.
This morning I read my daughter’s Facebook post where she shared pictures from her week titled “Another week of quarantine…”
She’s a high school senior.
The governor announced this week that Missouri would shut school down for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.
Her final soccer season that she’d looked so forward to. Done.
Prom. Never happened.
Her senior award banquet. Gone.
Her baccalaureate, senior breakfast, senior skip day, fun times with friends…all eliminated.
Her graduation. Postponed indefinitely.
She included this picture of the high school.
All the emotions.
Some people are experiencing financial worries.
Some, sickness and even death.
For some, isolation, loneliness and depression.
And others, postponed or eliminated weddings and celebrations.
Then, for the healthcare workers, fear of getting sick and bringing it into their families.
So much loss and change and…
So many emotions!
I made this video to show what I do when my emotions are going crazy, taking hold, and seem exhausting and unbearable.
A fellow coach, Janet Archer, shared it with me.
I offer it to you to try.
Then, my daughter posted a picture of this thought…
“When Joseph is finally reunited with his brothers he tells them, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” Genesis 50:20
We never know what God is using for his purpose.Your life may feel accidental, it may feel cruel or unfair – it certainly did for Joseph – but your life is part of a great story, one that God is writing and only He knows the ending. Providence? Could God be using something for good that once seemed accidental or meaningless? And, could it be because there is something greater happening here?
Wherever you are right now, I do believe it isn’t by accident.
I do believe God is in control and that He does have a bigger picture in mind.
And, I do believe with all my heart that my hope is in Him.
I also know our brains produce a lot of thoughts and therefore a lot of emotions.
Watch the video and try this exercise as you experience all of it.