There are days, when for no reason, I feel anxious about stuff.
I am not normally that way.
99% of the time, I am pretty well grounded and secure because I know God is in control. But every once in a while I go through spats when I’m just anxious…anxious about stuff…anxious about everything.
I’ve noticed that these spats of anxiety seem to accompany times when I am not feeling well, not getting enough sleep and rest. So I am sure lack of sleep and rest has something to do with it. I haven’t slept much in the last couple of days as I’ve been traveling on my way back from Bangkok.
Here’s what else I noticed about anxiety. Anxiety isn’t just bad for one’s health and well-being. But anxiety is an offense to a loving and caring God.
Anxiety is the antithesis to faith.
You see, anxiety my anxiety was saying to God, “You can’t take care of me. You can’t protect me. You can’t satisfy me.”
How absurd! How egregious! How offensive to a God who died for me on the cross!
As soon as I realized how absurd this was to God, I confessed and repented, guess what? Anxiety is gone! God took care of it. I don’t know how it works, but that’s what happened.
I don’t want to make light of those who suffer seasons of anxiety nor those who battle with depression. I don’t know why this doesn’t work for you in the same way. But I do want you to know that you are not alone for God is with you. And if you find yourself in a dark season, please know that people love you and God does too. Please seek help. Let someone know. Do not go through this season alone.
Now for the rest of us, know that God loves you, God wants what is best for you, and God is with you too.
Turn and trust God.
Oh, and get some sleep!