Pandemic fatigue is what my pastor friends termed this feeling of frustration, anger, helplessness and depressed feelings. Repeated setbacks in Singapore’s battle with Covid-19 and the strict controls established for our protection make us want to blame somebody, rebel against rules, or resign in lethargy and despair.
When we are in such moods we Christians have resources that others may not have. Firstly, we have the Bible, the word of God that we can anchor our faith and hope upon, and renew our minds with the comfort from God’s many great and precious promises which strengthen us to go through all manner of trying circumstances. Give more attention then, to the listening of audio readings of Scriptures, or reading the Bible and underlining what resonates with you, and meditating on what speaks to you. Psalms is certainly one of the suitable book to go through as it contains a variety of laments that we could use to help us express our own lament and complaints to God. Emotional and mental health may be a thirty psalms away.
We can also turn to Christian songs and here I want to highlight and recommend a few songs for the treatment of pandemic fatigue. Lauren Deigle has a number of songs that will inspire, comfort and strengthen your faith in these tough times. She won a Grammy award for her song titled, “You Say”. It stayed on top the Christian Hot Song list for two years. The way she sings and the lyrics are powerful and moving.
Here are a few of them from YouTube. Trust that you will enjoy them.
These are songs I found helpful during this pandemic? Do share your favourite song.