The pandemic is perhaps the worst crisis the human race has ever faced. Its implications go beyond health threats. Things are daunting financially, socially, and emotionally. Even worse, the road is longer than you may have expected it to be in the beginning. Although it is hard to stay strong during the situation, reinforcing your faith can keep you going. But it is easier said than done when things seem out of control. However, you can take some steps to rebuild your faith and invest in spirituality. Here are the ones you can rely on.
See the crisis as an opportunity
Undoubtedly, the pandemic presents a mammoth challenge. Stress, loneliness, and financial woes are rampant. But seeing the crisis as an opportunity is the key to restoring faith in God. All you need to do is change your perspective. For example, limiting social outings means you have more time to reconnect with yourself and introspect. You can seize the chance to spend more time with loved ones and focus on strengthening your relationships.
Find ways to help others
You are not alone in the crisis, and others may be in worse shape. Look for ways to help others deal with the pain of losing loved ones. You can do your bit by volunteering for a cause like helping the homeless or feeding the poor. Even making a difference for a single person can strengthen your belief in humanity. Talk to a neighbor, help someone struggling to carry their shopping bags, or even smile at a stranger. Little acts of kindness can restore faith.
Focus on learning and growing
It is an apt time to focus on learning and growing spiritually. You can join faith services online from home as they are easily available. You can even buy NIV bibles with a few clicks. The good thing about NIV is these versions are easy to read and understand, even for non-native readers. Reading religious literature fosters connection with faith and spirituality, even when you cannot be regular with face-to-face services amid the ongoing pandemic.
Meditate during alone time
Investing your alone time for spiritual purposes can take you a step ahead for reinforcing your faith. Meditate and pray when you are alone because these activities connect you with God. The good thing is that you can have more alone time these days because WFH has curbed the need to commute to work. Even if you go to the office, fewer social outings mean more time to connect with your inner self.
Strive to live a spiritual life
If you have always wanted to live a spiritual life, now is the time to imbibe the change. Concentrate on tasks that increase joy and peace and bring fulfillment. It could be helping your spouse in the kitchen or teaching a new game to your child. You may even connect with a random stranger online and lend them a sympathetic ear. Anything that makes others happy can reconnect you with faith, so find your own way to live spiritually.
Reinforcing faith amid a crisis is easy, provided you take the right approach. Make a conscious effort to avoid negative thoughts and get the positivity and peace flowing within.