Real talk: I struggle with anxiety. I've struggled with it for years and it's something I don't really talk about and have just never been able to shake.
The most random things trigger it and it's such a helpless, scary feeling. I've come before God so many times asking Him about it, why I struggle with it so much and what it's rooted in.
But the other day I was listening to one of my favorite preachers, Alistair Begg, teach on it and this fact that he shared was mind blowing to me: anxiety is rooted in pride.
That's a pretty tough pill to swallow, but when you really stop and think about it, it's so true. Even though it's not my intention, at the heart of it, I think I know better than God, and therefore doubt his wisdom and sovereignty. By doing this, I rob myself of peace about my life and the lives of those dear to me. I choose not to trust him and allow myself to spiral out of control.
When we give into the fear and instability of our own thoughts there comes a point where we crumble. But when our hearts and our eyes are fixated on a Savior who loves us, and who is powerful and perfect in all His ways, our feet will be firmly planted and our souls fully rested.
I haven't been too vocal about my struggle with anxiety, but feel like I need to be more, and want to encourage anyone else out there that deals with it too. You are not alone and the grace and strength of Jesus is sufficient for the heavy burden you bear.
Anxiety is no joke and is something that should never be dealt with on our own. Not only is Christ our ever present help in times of trouble, but he uses those around us to encourage, comfort and point our attention back to Him.
My heart and prayers go out to anyone else who deals with this and I just want to put it out there that I am here for you. Please DM me if there's anything I can do or if you're just in need of a friend. ❤️ #thelowlylife #realstagram