My finger hovers over the delete button as I look down at the next few sentences. They're not recent, but it's better to share what's real. I want to go back to the start. To what holds me together. … [Read more...]
Your heart is racing and it's hard to sleep or concentrate.
Your appetite isn't all there.
You feel weak. Depleted.
I understand all too well.
Because when I battled anxiety in my own life, I looked everywhere for relief. Everywhere I could.
And one day I found it. I found peace.
Not that I never experienced feelings of stress, worry or anxiety again, but for the first time I found a peace that was bigger than affliction.
And it wasn't superficial. It didn't offer band aids or cut off branches from an otherwise rotting tree. It was a healing peace that took over the tree and changed something going on inside it. The Lord waited on me to stop running, and when I turned to him, he healed me. And I continue to cling to that healing touch today when I need it.
And He provides.
If you're suffering with stress, worry, fear or anxiety at this moment, whether it's 2 a.m. or 2 p.m., take a read. Because these things come from a heart that found comfort, strength and courage in the Lord. He is real. And if God could take over my heart, He can take over yours. It will make all the difference in your life.
Here are posts on anxiety, stress, fear and worry. I pray that God's word in them touches you. Heals you. Settles your soul.
You are loved.
Your nerves are starting to take over and your mind is swirling around the same worries. You want to stay calm, but you can’t. You can’t just turn it off. Your heart is racing; it’s hard to … [Read more...]
Think about the last time in your life when anxiety struck. That time when you couldn't sleep through the night without your mind racing, stomach turning and heart pounding. It may be happening … [Read more...]
Anxiety can become a state of torment. It's easy to feel scared when we're faced with uncertainty and phantoms. It's uncomfortable, unknown, lurking... it shines a light on how little control we … [Read more...]
Just when we're having that beautiful sunshine day, in floats a cringe-worthy thought from the past. How did I do that, we think quietly--maybe even regretfully--while temptation smiles and adds one … [Read more...]
Some parts of me have died, and some dark corners or memories have grown deep roots, becoming less frequent reminders but more permanent house guests. If I could draw them, they might look like … [Read more...]
Have you ever been involved in a less-than-savory situation that forced you to step forward and come clean or step back and hope for it to blow by as quickly as possible? We have moments like this … [Read more...]