Posts tagged anxiety
From Anxiety to Freedom | Olivia's Story

It’s been a few weeks since I got back from the Delight Retreat and I still think about it every
day. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and I almost didn’t go. Not because I didn’t
think it would be fun, in fact, I thought it would be the trip of a lifetime. But, I struggle with an
anxiety disorder and the thought of flying across the country to spend the weekend with girls
I’d never met before was terrifying.

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With My Whole Heart

When you devote yourself to the Lord with your whole heart, He can make your heart whole. Jesus doesn’t just command us to devote our whole hearts to Him for Himself. He wants our whole hearts because He desires more than anything to make us whole. He desires for us to live a life in which we are whole in Him and completely found in Him. Secure in His never-ending, never failing, everlasting L O V E.

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When You Don't Know Where You're Headed

There are moments that I don't know why I am where I am. I don’t know why I’m at this school so far from my family, taking classes that often feel irrelevant; working towards a major I’m no longer certain of and a future I don’t know how to bring into existence.

Moment by moment I have to remind myself: this is where God wants me. I whisper it to myself over and over as I feel the anxiety rising, the demands of the future, the uncertainty in the present: Abba is good and He loves me. Abba is good and He knows what I need.

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An Anxious Heart Breeds Brokenness

My mood is so easily affected by the weather.If it’s dark and gloomy, my spirit knows it and sends me into a tired and sulky state. It takes everything in me to put a smile on my face and get out of bed because I’m not happy. I’m sad. Rainy and gloomy weather makes me sad. How am I supposed to be energetic and happy when it looks like the end of the world outside?

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To The Girl Facing Mental Illness Every Day

To the girl who faces mental illness every day:

You are not alone.

I have been in your shoes. I have walked this road my whole life, and I have fought that battle to get out of bed in the morning, to stand through the trembling anxiety, to keep breathing when depression wanted to strangle me. It is a real battle. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you it isn’t.

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