CoVid Emotions

The deeper we go into this pandemic, the more we realize the nature of this virus. When we examine the feelings, the emotions that surround this dreaded enemy, we gain valuable insight that may help us to successfully navigate the storm.

People who have suffered with the virus describe the intense isolation that accompanies it. The inability to interact personally with loved ones take a real emotional and spiritual toll. The heartbreaking details of individuals passing away in hospitals without the comfort of their family by their side are troubling. Social distancing, while wise, is contrary to the nature of humanity. Masks that hide smiles are surprisingly effective at creating distance between us. We are social creatures by nature and confinement is painful as well as dangerous.

I spoke to a good friend this week, a very strong and productive leader who discussed how lonely he is. It struck me that a very confident and stable leader is feeling the weight of aloneness. This must be a new feeling for him, one that comes only with a pandemic. Loneliness is a hallmark of CoVid.

Division is another emotion of CoVid. People are divided by theories on masks, vaccinations, social distancing and medical treatment. Friends are fighting. Strong opinions are dividing families, churches and communities. Very good people, people who are not known for such things, are expressing some very cruel things about people with whom they disagree. CoVid is destructively divisive at its core.

Hopelessness and despair are trademarks of those who have become infected. I’ve heard of several victims of the virus who just wanted to get it over with because death was inevitable. Once again, very strong and stable people are finding themselves wanting to give up the fight – and die. CoVid is a disease of despair.

When you consider the emotions and feelings of CoVid, you understand that it is spiritual in nature. While there are distinct physical ramifications, there are mental, emotional and spiritual consequences as well. Make no mistake, CoVid is diabolical. 

Who do you think is dividing us? Who motivates us to get on Facebook and belittle and attack those with whom we disagree? Who causes people to feel hopeless? Who wants us to feel weak and vulnerable and lonely? Who wants us to give up and die? This is the work of the enemy of our souls – the devil. Make no mistake, CoVid is diabolical. 

I encourage you, don’t make your decisions or form your opinions about CoVid based upon your emotions. Don’t allow your feelings to cloud your mind as to who is at the core of this crisis. Don’t let your perceptions create negative thoughts about others. “Feelings are no spiritual barometer; they vary and fluctuate according to all manner of circumstances. We rest upon God’s promised Word – what he has spoken and given as unchangeably sure.” (R.P. Martin)

Rest on God’s Word. His unchanging Word will outlast CoVid and will enable us to do the same.

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