Winston Churchill: The Ache of Anxiety

May 21

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~ Winston Churchill 


Yes. My heart is anxious. A lot. I don’t like that feeling. I even know what to do spiritually. But my heart remains anxious. Is it a trust issue? Perhaps. Could it be an imbalance in my brain? That’s possible, too. I don’t like talking about it because Christians like to offer easy “bible” solutions but they don’t understand what this feels like. I’m in a bad mood and that never helps the situation and even more agitating is the constant arguing in my head listing all the ways I could simply relieve the heaviness resting on my chest. Yet there it remains… my heart remains anxious.

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!”  Isaiah 35:4

Let God have His way with you today and simply praise His Holy name. This is my prayer for you today, prayed through the tears which make it difficult for me to see anything beyond God’s Grace right in front of me. And sometimes, this is all we really need to see… God’s Grace when viewed through my tears gives great clarity.

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!”  Isaiah 35:4

God is going to do what He is going to do. There are certain things that cannot be stopped and God’s Will cannot be circumvented at any point. Don’t fool yourself about that. Not that we are privy to the details of His will. We are not. So can you trust Him enough to be comfortable in that?

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!”  Isaiah 35:4

Doubt raises it’s nasty head, peeking up ever so slightly, and that is where we will face our greatest spiritual challenge: To trust God or not. God is in the details… we are not. God can (and will) change circumstances in an instant but only as it suits His purposes and His Will. If I’m in the desert and I need water, God can give me water or turn the desert into a serene pasture with flowing streams. Or… He can just give me strength to make it to the other side. I won’t know. But the process of giving way to Him through Trust is the first of many stepping stones into experiencing the richness of His purpose…
Peace. Sean G.

Today’s Scriptures: Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 35:7

4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.

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