When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
For as long as I can remember, I have allowed fear and anxiety to rule over my life and my decisions. It was a daily struggle that seemed to weigh on me constantly. This was such a common occurrence that I began to tell myself it was just a part of me and who I was as a person.
As I grew older, I would often become angry and ask God why He wouldn’t take this away from me. The more I thought about it, the more I realized there was a common word in all of my thoughts: me. I was not allowing God the chance to enter into my situation and allow His strength to overcome any situation I was in. I wish I could say that with this newfound knowledge, all my problems were gone and I haven’t a care in the world. I still struggle with anxiety daily. I know many people like me feel the same way! Through all of the hard days and seemingly hopeless situations, there is always hope and joy right ahead of us. We serve a God who is greater than any fear or anxious thought we may have. The Bible tells us that God is our helper, and there is not a thing that fear can do to us. Our weakness is His strength. This may be a daily struggle, but anxiety does not define who we are. Take it day by day. Allow God into your thoughts, even when all seems hopeless. We can stand firm in knowing that our battle is already won!