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September 3, 2020

The Benefits of Faith During A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the falling economy have a lot of people stressed out, worried, and battling symptoms of depression. With domestic violence cases rising, and people turning to negative forms of “therapy” like drugs and alcohol, life as we know it for many continues to spiral out of control. This is where Faith comes in and plays a crucial role in the overall wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.  In fact, having faith in a higher power during these trying times can make all the difference in the way you come through turmoil and hardships. We wanted to share with our readers why having faith is so important and in just what ways it can help. Read on to learn more about the power of faith.

Hope & Reframing 

Religion or faith in a higher power can help you to reframe your lens through which you view the world during difficult times. Reframing your scope of how things are and taking time to grow closer to God or a higher power can really help you to find hope and positivity in your struggles.

Feeling Connected 

Religion and having faith makes us feel a part of something bigger than just ourselves or even this Earth. It connects us to others of the same faith and creates an extended family in a sense. Religious meetings, prayer groups, and bible study groups are great ways to establish and nurture relationships with those you are connected to through faith & religion. 

Spiritual Music 

Music alone is a great form of therapy and when connected with religion can provide even more benefits. Strengthening your faith through spiritual music, whether part of a choir or just simply listening to it when you need reassurance or guidance is not only beneficial for your mental health but your physical health as well by relieving stress and tension.

There are many great aspects when it comes to having faith in a higher power, but now researchers & clinicians say that it is also an important aspect of dealing with stress and trauma. Next time you start to feel down or feeling of despair and hopelessness, or hey even before then, try looking to your faith in religion and a higher being. Reconnect or find your connection with the religion that speaks to you. You never know it just might lift your spirits and calm your agitated mind! 

 

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