Worldwide, we are facing a Covid-19 virus epidemic on which much information is circulating. The greatest enemy we face at this time is fear and anxiety. This article will highlight 3 keys for rising above anxiety so you can have peace in the midst of the Covid-19 storm.
All Jamaican airports and seaports will be closed to incoming passenger traffic effective March 21, at 11:59 p.m., as the Government increases its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Incoming and outgoing cargo as well as outgoing passengers will be allowed.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who made the announcement in a press conference last evening, said the new measures would run for an initial 14 days.
Three more patients have been confirmed with the virus bringing the total to 19… The Jamaican Gleaner March 21, 2020
Cruise Ship Docked at Ocho Rios Seaport
Entire closure of Jamaica's tourism industry due to COVID-19
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is admitting that the entire tourism industry in Jamaica is facing imminent closure given the travel restrictions on many of its source markets as well as local containment and restriction protocols.
This admission comes as larger hotel chains and smaller hotels announce closures and the laying off of staffers. The latest hotel chain to announce that it will stop receiving guests is Decameron All-inclusive Hotels and Resorts… Jamaica Observer, March 21, 2020
Who would imagine that in Christmas December 2019, we world-wide would be facing a crisis in 2020 due to a virus called Covid-19? There are many articles on the Covid-19 virus about the symptoms, efforts to find a vaccine, daily reminders of the number of case... In this article, we focus on 3 keys for rising above the anxiety of the situation.
Treasure Beach in Jamaica
Key 1: Relinquish Control
Can worrying about the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 virus help us (Luke 12:25)? If we worry about small stuff and can't do anything about it, do you think worrying can manage the big stuff?
Key 2: Rediscover your Center
The unfortunate reality is that the spirit of man is the center of our being which is connected to God. This is how we tap into the strength of God. People emphasize their bodies and their minds, but bodies age and minds get overloaded. The spiritual part of man is reinforced by the divine power of God and is the part that is not limited by the body and the mind but is the part that gets the least attention.
The people who manage the pressures of the world well are those who have developed a strategy to engage their spirits.
“You have to find God for yourself now and if you don’t know him for yourself, you have to discover him for yourself." RC Blakes
Key 3: Reinvent Yourself
Don’t waste your energy on panic in a crisis, for it is an opportunity for self-development. The flipside of tragedy is opportunity, for what destroyed Egypt promoted Israel. Don't get scared, become a stronger, wiser person through the crisis. Learn things that will make you at rest and at peace for you walk by faith and not by sight.
For example, you could come out of this crisis with a plan, you could identify which stocks to buy while they are cheap, (Isaiah 43:19)
RC Blakes, Jr. "Rise Above Anxiety," Talk on Facebook, March 18, 2020
The Jamaican Gleaner, Online, March 21, 2020
The Jamaica Observer, Online, March 21, 2020
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Jacqueline Cameron is a writer with decades of writing experience running the gamut from blogging to reporting. She lives in Kingston, Jamaica and is the chief writer for the Jamaica So Nice Blog. She is a trained engineer and musician and loves to see people transformed through her work.