Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Anxiety


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.

5 comments:

Steph said...

You have no idea how much I needed to hear this tonight, thank you for being the inspiration to help me move forward in stuff going on in my life. Sure love ya!

Christina said...

Thank you. I felt the same thing just last week. Of course, you say it so eloquently

yvonne said...

what a blessing prayer is. thank you again for saying things i know but need to be reminded of.

Judy said...

Every day you inspire me - I love the idea of when things get too difficult turn it over to the Lord. I also believe that is what he would have us do. He is there for us ALWAYS. THANKS.

Lisa said...

Great advice.