Award-winning American actress Candace Cameron Bure has reminded people to trust in God during these anxious, testing times.
In doing so, Bure, 44, has recommended that people take a break from social media, which can have a negative effect on mental health.
Bure, who is perhaps best known for her role as D.J. Tanner in US sitcom Full House and the show’s sequel Netflix original series Fuller House, said her own way to overcome fear amid the Covid-19 pandemic is to simply place her trust in God.
“God’s Word is so important because I want to rely on God’s truth and not the things that are swirling around in my head,” the actress told The Christian Post.
“Because we all have fears, we all worry so much. It’s hard not to right now but God reminds us not to worry. He said, ‘What is it going to do? You’re just wasting your time, there’s nothing that we’re going to do to actually help the situation. But instead, trust in me, I will take care of you. Don’t you know that I know the amount of hairs that are on your head? I know the exact number. Don’t you know that I take care of all the birds, the animals? Don’t you think even more I will take care of you? Don’t worry, I will provide what you need daily.’
“And God does and we all need to be reminded of that, I surely need to be reminded of it because our thoughts can consume us. That’s why it’s important to go to truth and that’s God’s Word.”
Bure also urged people to take a break from social media, which is fuelling anxiety and depression during these uncertain times.
“It’s really important whether you take a week off or you take weekends off, or you take one day a week off. You really need to do that and remove yourself from it, otherwise you just get so sucked in,” she said.
Picture: Candace Cameron Bure. (Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/PA).