If you’re struggling with anxiety about the new year starting, you are not alone. The month of December and January are the hardest months for our hearts because the things we’ve pushed to the side during the year — with busyness and distraction — rise to the surface when we slow down and reflect: Hope. Desire. Our dreams and our longings.
We are confronted with the truth of what we really need. What we truly long for and what we really want.
And along with those deep, beautiful whispers of the soul come also the fears, difficulties, or disappointments we’ve sustained during the year — or before then. The people, problems, and things that have hurt us or confuse us also surface.
And that is why we experience anxiety. Anxiety happens when we can’t move in the direction of how we feel inspired or prompted by God to live. Anxiety happens when we want to do something or say something — if we have needs — but we aren’t able to speak, take action, or express ourselves honestly with the truth of how we feel.
There is a disconnect between what is happening inside us and what we are or not able to do or say. Fears or uncertainty overwhelm us.
But, anxiety isn’t the end of your story or mine.
God’s Whispers For You
Anxiety is a doorway through which your loving Savior can enter into the most vulnerable places of your heart, to wrap His arms around you and tenderly say… to be continued…
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// photo by Kelly Ishamel.