Does anxiety haunt you? Are you ever jolted awake from a sound sleep? Or maybe you’re driving along and I thought crosses your mind, and immediately anxiousness grips your soul. What storms of anxiety overtake you without warning? Jesus tells us, “Be still.” That’s easier said than done right?
Many of us spent numerous hours of the day worrying and fretting over things we have no control over. Our stomach churn, our minds spin, and our hearts hurt. We can’t enjoy a beautiful spring warning, I walk in the park, working a job we love, or being with the people we love because of the anxiety we are experiencing. What is it that we are afraid of?
Rather than peacefully walking through the day confident in God, resting in His character, Trusting in His power, and believing in His word, we are overcome with worry and fear instead.
Some of us navy so accustomed to feeling this way but we don’t even realize how much it impedes on our boldness, our energy, and our focus. We don’t see how much it impacts our early relationship and ultimately a relationship with God. We live half to enroll by the waves of our flesh which hampers our ability to live fully in the Spirit of Christ and enjoy communion with Him each day.
Every time I start to worry I hear Jesus say, “why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” It is after He said these words to the disciples that “ He rose and rebuked the winds of the sea, and there was a great calm.”
Can we learn to find the comb by faith among the waves of sin and storms of emotion within our hearts? It may seem impossible, but there is hope, and there is comfort to be found. First, know that you are not alone and that this is not any surprise to God. We need realize He is with us and everything and He loves us no matter what. Second, know that you are not a failure and His sight because you struggle with this. It is an age old calendar for all gods children. Even the great. The Lord told Joshua, a valiant leader in Israel who followed the Lord fully, to not be afraid. Finally, remember that with Christ nothing is impossible. He is able.
When we understand that we are weak and learn how to look to Christ and cling to Him, we will begin to experience the calm in the storm.