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How to Make a Better You – Turn Off the News and Turn to God

by Nina Sabin - Healthy Tip

Every waking moment and even in our dreams seems to be about the coronavirus. It is easy to get caught up in being concerned about getting sick, about your finances, about what are you going to do with your day, about being stuck at home, about having enough food and supplies, etc.

The question to ask yourself is what good does it to worry about the virus and how it is affecting our lives? Can worrying add a single hour to your life? Can worrying bring hope and security in this unsure times? (Matthew 6:25- 27 and Luke 12:22-34)

The news, though it does bring information, it often is bombarding with the negative. How do you balance getting information without being consumed with it?

Recently I posted on Focus on Freedoms Facebook Group Page - Nothing, not even this virus, is bigger than God. God is and always will be the answer. God knows all, so much more than the news. He is aware of what is going on in the world and is looking for people to turn to Him. He is the answer. He is the one who brings us peace, hope, and comfort.

God never said we wouldn’t go through trying times in life, but He did say we would never go through them alone. (Jeremiah 32:27, Deuteronomy 31:6, 1 Peter 4:12-13)

Sometimes things happen in our lives because God wants to bring us to Him. No, that doesn’t mean God created the coronavirus to hurt us. This is a fallen world and disease is in this fallen world, but anything bad God can change for good in our lives.

I have learned to trust God with my whole being. What does that mean? It means I am not in control of what happens in my life, God is. It means accepting that I need God to guide me every day and show me His ways. It means not worrying and trusting Him implicitly.

Psalm 91 is a great Psalm describing what is going on in the world today and how to keep the healthiest perspective and not react. Read each verse, meditate on it and make it your prayer during this unprecedented time in the world.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the LORD, who is my refuge--

then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

Today is the day to turn off the news and turn to God. He hears your prayers.

Here are some things you can do to turn to God.

1) Read His Word – Be in the Bible – start with the verses I mentioned in this blog.

2) Listen to Christian Music – Here is a link to get you started.

3) Pray alone and with friends (virtually for now through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook messenger, etc.) – Prayer is our way to talk with God just like you talk to a friend. God Hears all our prayers and answers us.

So remember to Make a Better You, Turn Off the News and Turn to God.

If you would like to learn more about letting go and turning to God, having peace and hope during this crazy time in the world, and understanding how precious you are to God; I am available to chat and pray with you. Contact me at or directly on our contact page. I will respond within a 24 hours.


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