I just had a guy pull into my parking lot at work and start screaming and yelling at the sky. I came out to see what was wrong and asked if he was ok. He yelled, “DO I LOOK LIKE I’M OK?!” He then proceeded to rant about how he is sick and tired of Covid Cowards, he was yelling about Biden spending us into oblivion, and on and on. I stood and listened, knowing he needed to talk it out. And then I said, “Well, I totally agree.” He stopped, shocked that I would say that. And I added, “It takes a lot of patience to deal with it.” He stood silent for a minute, then got back in his truck and drove off.
I see a huge variety of people everyday and people’s minds are snapping. I see it in the people who watch the news and live in fear, those that are vaxxed and mad at those of us who aren’t (because they blame us for prolonging this pandemic), in people who had to go to the hospital and are now in isolation, in family members who have been rejected because of some “Covid infraction”, I think we have all experienced it ourselves in some way or other. They are trying to break our spirits.
The best advice is from Q: put on the Full Armor of God— read Ephesians 6:10-18. Bookmark this and read it every single day out loud. When you need protection, read Psalm 91 out loud. Pray every day. The days are evil, but God is faithful.
1 John 5:19-20. “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.”