"How 2020 Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul"
I've touched on these topics a bit in the past. Not exactly from this perspective, but in general. In Living Simply by Limiting Emotional Drainers, I wrote:
I know I’ve said it before on here, but I do not believe God intended us to be drawn into every negative story or disaster that takes place in the world. Our hearts and minds cannot deal with and process all of that. We were not meant to look at disturbing photos over and over again while listening to horrific details hour after hour on cable news.
Here is someone else's take on this idea.
I’m going to tell you something that will explain what you’re likely feeling about this turbulent year. No doubt, you’ve witnessed a series of tragic events unfold before your eyes. You’ve also probably felt an inordinate pressure to say the right thing about each of them. Like you, I’ve been hesitant to comment for fear I’ll be blasted by someone who sees things differently. It’s been frustrating and fatiguing, to say the least, and I believe this short comment by a Texas pastor explains the reason why we feel this way. Here’s what he wrote:
Could it be that God didn’t wire us to carry every event, taking place in every part of the world, at every moment, as if it were ours? Could it be that technology has produced a faux omniscience and omnipresence that is hurting mankind and not helping it?
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed Homeschooler - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom from the Lord - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks