Years ago, I went on a missions trip with my youth group to Europe. We visited missionaries in the Czech Republic and Austria. It was an adventure that changed the course of my life. It was my first trip outside the United States, and my first time flying. I worried for weeks leading up to... Continue Reading →
If you are anxiety sufferer, you know the classic signs of anxiety. Tightness in your chest, palpitations, headaches, tummy upset, trembling hands, and week legs. These are all classic symptoms of anxiety. I should know. I've had them all before. I'm so thankful that I'm not new to this story, and that I know what... Continue Reading →
Discontentment will always be a virus that infects our Christian lives from time to time. We must seek the Holy Scriptures for the cure to this virus of discontentment!
Those of us who experience true anxiety know what “triggers” are. Something as simple as a sound or a smell can instantly trigger anxious thoughts, feelings, and even full-blown panic attacks. It can take weeks to overcome the anxiety that resulted from one trigger. Several months ago, I witnessed a car accident. A woman coming... Continue Reading →
Watching the car steer off the road, I looked at the driver. Her eyes were closed, her mouth gaping open. She was unconscious, and she was about to hit a telephone pole! Adrenaline rushed through my veins, and I quickly made a u-turn. By the time I managed to get back to the run-away car,... Continue Reading →
I have wondered if this was the moment He began to carry the weight of sin for the entire world! How did Jesus respond to anxiety? He prayed, and He continued on with His task.
If we are going to carry Christ's burden, which He promised was easy and light, we are going to have to lay down the burdens and cares of the world. It is when we try to carry around both, that we often find ourselves struggling with stress and anxiety.
After that day, I slowly began to get better. Then, one morning I woke up and realized it had been a few days since I had felt the anxiety. Soon the days turned into months.
I happen to be the queen of denial, the diva of distraction, and an expert in avoidance.