This is a drawing I did a few years ago. I like to use a lot of color.
In our current climate of worry, stress, and anxiety, I would like to encourage everyone to switch off your devices, tune out the constant media bombardment of horrible news.
We can’t stick our heads in the sand, of course. But, for your mental health, please, please take a break from the news. Switch it off for a day or two days. Or maybe don’t turn it on for a week. Or longer.
Pick up some color pencils and a sketch pad and go to it. Be creative and colorful. Have fun.
Pick up a notebook and a dictionary. Choose as many rhyming words as possible and write ridiculously funny sentences. Write limericks, ballads, rap songs. Write the worst possible country song you can come up with.
The Book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a time, a season for everything. There will always be sorrow; but, there will also be a time of joy and peace.
These dark days we are experiencing now will not last forever.
Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us of God’s promises.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” Declares the Lord.”Plans to prosper you and not harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.”
With God, hope is eternal.
As we approach the Easter season, trust in God’s promises. Light is at the end of this dark tunnel that we are experiencing right now.
Romans 8:38-39 reminds us of God’s love through Jesus Christ our Lord.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Revelation 21:4 reminds us that God shall wipe away all our tears.
“And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any pain, for the former things are passed away.”
Life will always have sorrow, death and pain. That is just a fact.
Life will always have beauty, joy, and wonder. That is just a fact.
It is my prayer that we all stay safe in these challenging times.
Take a break from the constant media coverage for your mental health. Spend quiet time with God, unburden your soul before Him. Trust that He will always be there to wipe your tears away. Trust that He has plans for you to prosper.
Trust completely in God and in His promises.
And draw a picture, write a song.
And share it!
Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2020