This week I have struggled with anxiety big time. There's always a temptation for me to be anxious about things (can I get an amen here?) - it's just a part of being in a sinful world. The questions come one after the other...
Do I trust him? Or her?
Will I ever feel safe?
Will my money run out?
Will this circumstance ever change?
Does he love me?
Why is my neighbor crazy?
Why can't I control my body?
Why can't they understand?
Will the pain ever end?
And then another question comes...
Can I trust you, Lord?
And then I have to give my heart a talking-to, and remind it gently that I can entrust myself to God's good, unfailing, and kind care.
A friend posted the chart below, and it captures some helpful thoughts when all those questions come. Granted, some apply more now than others do, but I found it a really helpful tool to help me refocus. I want to be a woman who abides in God and continually throws myself on his grace and mercy. I don't want to be super woman (and, ironically, I can't be!). Amazing, amazing grace.