Have you ever had someone tell you how you should be feeling or they try dismiss your emotions by telling you that you shouldn’t be feeling that way?
God has been teaching me that it’s okay to feel what I feel.
Our emotions are what makes us human. We have feelings.
You have the right to feel any emotion that you want.
Without emotions, we wouldn’t know how to feel; we wouldn’t have empathy towards others and we wouldn’t know how to treat people.
Our emotions will always be a piece of us.
I have realized this when I went back to church for the first time since the coronavirus (it has been a long time) and to be honest, I had so much anxiety by just thinking about going back.
I had to wear a mask the entire time in church.
It was my first time since the coronavirus being around a group of people in a contained space like that.
I felt uncomfortable.
I felt sad that we had to wear the masks in church.
I felt sad that church didn’t look “normal,” it just wasn’t the same compared to how church was before the coronavirus took over.
I remember when my church only had church online because of the stay at home order we had back in March. Then, once my church announced how they were going to open back up and how there would be a limited amount of people inside, plus the masks were mandatory and still are, I didn’t want to go back to church until all of this was over.
I sometimes feel like I’m the only one who is taking all of this seriously. I mean, people have been dying from the coronavirus and I don’t know how my body would react to it if I got it, so I have been extra cautious.
Maybe it’s my anxiety? I don’t know, but you won’t be seeing me around groups of people because I’m afraid of getting the coronavirus like, what if I had it without even knowing and I pass it onto one of my loved ones? That is why I have been extra cautious because it’s not all about me and it’s not all about you. We have to think about those around us. Are they comfortable getting the coronavirus? Are they being extra cautious? We should care and have empathy for other people.
I really don’t understand why masks have become such a political thing. Why does everything have to be so political?
I wear mine for my health and for those around me when I need to go somewhere in public like the chiropractor. Yes, I felt uncomfortable wearing a mask out in public, but I have gotten used to it before. What if we all wore a mask out in public without even throwing a fit about it and maybe just maybe the amount of cases would decrease?
The emotions I have described so far about how I felt are all valid.
My emotions aren’t something I should just dismiss and forget about.
We are all going through so many different emotions over the same situation we are all in right now.
Maybe you disagree with my emotions and feel like the coronavirus is just a hoax. That’s okay because I don’t care what people think about what I’m feeling.
Our emotions should be valuable and they are.
Without emotions, we wouldn’t know how to connect with other people.
We wouldn’t know how to express our feelings with one another.
Your emotions are valid. They are important and you need to be aware about how you’re feeling.
As I was in church, I kept repeating to myself in my head that it’s going to be ok and it’s ok to feel the way I’m feeling.
Everything that is going on in the world right now has a huge impact on our mental health. All of this has caused me so much stress and my anxiety has been all over the place. Each and every one of us has been impacted by the coronavirus in some way. For me, it’s worrying about when I will be taking this huge exam for my certification to become a teacher in Texas. I had plans this Summer to take it, but I am unable to right now. The coronavirus has messed with my mental health so much and I know I’m not the only one. We are all going through something different through all of this and we get through it together.
One day, we won’t know what fear is.
One day, we won’t know what anxiety feels like.
One day, we won’t know what grief is.
One day, we won’t know what sadness feels like.
One day, we won’t have all of this stress and pressure on top of us.
One day, we won’t be hearing the loud noises from the world.
One day, we won’t know what pain feels like emotionally and physically.
One day, we won’t know what feeling lost and afraid feels like.
One day, we won’t be feeling any of the negative emotions.
Because one day, God is going to save us all from the dark and cruel world.
There is something so much greater than what we are going through right now. There is a new world waiting for us and God is waiting for us to go there.
Our pain and these negative emotions we feel are all going to be washed away.
There is a better life ahead of us and I can’t wait for it because we won’t be experiencing the things we are experiencing right now in the world.
I pray that God gives you peace during this time, I know things are tough right now.
Remember: It’s okay to feel the way you feel. Your emotions are valid. Your emotions matter and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. -Hebrews 6:19
When you find the time, please listen to “You Got this” by Love & The Outcome.
“Have you ever had one of those days
When nothing really goes your way
Then you see it wasn’t meant to
You get a new view, yeah, yeah
Everybody has sleepless nights
Lost in the worry, will I work out alright?
Feels like I’m going crazy
Stressed out praying, yeah, yeah
I know it’s not a lot, know it’s not a lot
I give You all I got, give You all I got
I know it’s true, I can count on YouI don’t know the way
But You got this
Give me the faith
That You got this
You got this
I know that I know that I know that You got this”
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