So I have only just joined this group but I already love the ideas being thrown around. I noticed this topic and that no one had posted anything so as a religious person myself I thought I would share one quick thought for those with an interest.
Sometimes those without a belief can find it very difficult to understand how religion can play a part. But believe you me, it is a lot more comforting than anything else the world has to offer. You just have to give it one shot and take five minutes of your life to read something and just think about it.
A very very comforting scripture is one I’ve held dear to my heart throughout all sorts of trials and tribulations:
Isaiah 41:10 Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God.I will fortify you, yes, I will help you,I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness
God promises us he will look after us and be there for us. If he is holding onto your right hand it depicts him standing in front of you, really grasping your hand with his hand. He is standing face on looking at you and holding you - that envisions strength, a strong grip on you and not ready to let go. He will be there for you. All you have to do is ask for help. Close your eyes. And just speak. He wants you to pour out your heart to him like you would with a friend.
Please, even if you think this is a load of malarkey, I have honestly found that prayer can keep me calm when I am distressed. I promise you, just one honest heartfelt prayer, will give you a sense of calm. God promises it and he can never lie.