Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This last week and a half has made me quite the expert on anxiety. Experience is the best teacher, and I have had some profound experience with feeling someone's pain and feeling anxious for them.
This is what I have learned about anxiety. I now know that when I feel overly anxious about something or someone, that I have gone beyond what I can do and have taken it on as my problem to fix or protect. Instead, I now feel that it is those over-the-top anxious feelings that are my indicator that I am trying to take on too much worry or control of a situation and that it is time to get on my knees and turn it over to my Heavenly Father, and have faith that He will make it okay. It is interesting how immediately prayer and faith can work in bringing comfort and peace. I am getting a lot of practice in trusting in the Lord, and I am getting more evidence that it really works. Anxiety is now my clue that it's time to get on my knees and trust.
Posted by Tanya at 8:22 PM