“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14
When our joy becomes dependent on things such as: making other people happy, food, money, lifestyles, etc. it is very possible for us to become depressed, or fall into despair and have feelings of anxiety. This can easily happen when we take our focus off of God.
I am very diligent when it comes to getting in the word everyday but this does not necessarily mean that I have done the work, spent the quality time and really look at what God is saying to me. I miss this part sometimes and before I know it I am filled with anger and anxiety. This past month has been a prime example of this. The last couple of days I have done the work and have really dived into why my life feels so chaotic right now…
I got these steps from the you version devotional, Dealing with uncertainty, they have been so useful to me and I hope you can benefit from them as well!
- Acknowledge your limitations: Spend a couple of minutes paying attention to what you’re feeling, and name those emotions. Give yourself permission to not feel okay. This process helps break the cycle of intrusive, anxious thoughts, and helps your brain start to think through new ways to handle uncertain situations.
- Lay down your expectations: What’s currently causing you to feel anxious or afraid? Visualize putting those concerns into a box, and then give that box over to God. Ask Him to replace your worries with reminders of His promises. (You may have to repeat this process several times before you feel ready to move on.)
- Pick up God’s declarations: Spend at least 5 minutes pouring over God’s promises. Imagine putting them on like clothing, and ask God to show you which ones He wants you to focus on that day. (Some days, it may seem like God has a lot to say, and other days, it may feel like God is quiet. Both are normal, natural fluctuations in healthy relationships.)
Coming out of the Fog
Coming out of the fog
Out of the reverie, a passion for life doesn’t feel all that odd.
A moment of silence, a moment of truth a moment to stand back and remember my youth.
It’s anfractuous when you know deep in your heart
There is no way two dreamers can stay apart
Runners of justice
seekers of truth
defined by the wisdom
of being simply uncouth
lack in the placement of where all things should go
beginning of freedom this you shall know
Leaving the fog and uncertainty behind making decisions and being so kind standing my ground, not falling apart no need for judgment or any advice. I have to get back to living my life.
Much Love 💜 Much Life