Episode 44 – Navigating COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 map of world

Jake and Brett have a conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic. They share how it has affected them as well as practical ways to navigate our hearts and relationships during these difficult times

Guiding Quote

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

Key Points

  • The coronavirus is affecting everyone in different ways
  • The pandemic exposes some interesting things that maybe we didn’t notice before like video games that simulate ending the world with a disease
  • It’s important to be practice self-awareness in navigating the heart and difficult times
  • We can intentionally choose faith and not fear
  • Unfortunately some people seem to be trying to take advantage of this difficult time
  • This pandemic is hopefully helping us be more contentious of others
  • Tips for navigating the heart in times like this:
    • Increase prayer
    • Practice diaphragmatic breathing to help with anxiety
    • “Take every thought captive” (2 Cor 10:5) and be careful to not agree with lies or half truths
    • Be aware of the reactions you are having and bring Jesus into them
    • Get outside, notice and be grateful for beauty
    • Practice the 3 R’s (repent, reject, receive)
    • Ask the question, “How can I bless people?”
    • Try to get some perspective
    • In the midst of incredible suffering there is an opportunity for great heroism
    • Stay connected with others – be creative in connecting with people digitally

Discussion Questions

  • What struck you from this episode?
  • What struck you from this episode?
  • How has COVID-19 affected you and those you love?
  • What are some ways you could bless people in this time?

Resources

Some photos from our special recording session.

Trying to soundproof.
Brett’s view
View from Jake’s new house