It's very easy to become anxious about COVID-19, every time I turn on the news I see a world map, colored red, highlighted with the death toll and the latest infection statistics, a big red banner on top of the screen SCREAMING at you, PANDEMIC COVID-19!! I went to the grocery store and was confronted with empty shelves, people sprinting to the toilet paper aisle, no alcohol or hand wipes to be found, need I go on? I feel anxious just writing about it! Common sense has been replaced by nonsense for many. I saw one man sporting a N95 respirator mask for his trip to Target (I'm sure this person was not immune compromised, as he looked like, "The Incredible Hulk" wearing a wife beater shirt) and young soccer moms with surgical masks on, looking like they were walking point on a military operation, their heads on a swivel. By the time I got home from my normal biweekly shopping trip, my mind was spinning and I was frustrated.
I ran straight for my 'medicine chest', the Bible.This was the prescription I needed, which you also can obtain without a doctor's authorization, the directions being: Open your Bible to the Psalms, read daily, and as needed, for fear, anxiety, depression, pain, or any other malady that affects the human spirit. Continue daily forever. It will cause dependence, but that's ok. No refills are needed as this will last you a lifetime.
Here is the the rx balm that my that soothed me. "The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? ( Psalm 27:1), "Wait for the Lord- be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." (Psalm 27:14) The Psalms are full of "medicinal" value and it's my go to "Pharmacy" when I need a "prescription." What's yours?