All in Fear to Freedom
What is your potential as a mama? As a woman? Do you ever alone, unusable, or empty? Today, let's remember who is holding us and who has given us purpose- His potential is immeasurable and we are hidden in Him.
Do you believe that you are simply a product of your circumstances and family history? Do you believe that for your own children? While the legacy we come from and create are both significant, we serve a God is who is making all things new- including our heritage! Come lean in to what He has for your future!
Has your child ever been in a medical crises? For most of us, we will experience the awful feeling of worry and rush to the ER at least once with our little ones, but how we choose to respond there can make all the difference to the hearts of our family members as well as our own! Are you ready to respond well?
I used to get frightened on those nights when my husband traveled.
For the first 13 years of our marriage he traveled off and on. Some months were worse than others. I remember one particular October he was gone 18 days that month alone. May was the worst month of all. I always dreaded May, the month he was on the road visiting all offices throughout the Pacific NW. There were barely enough days in the month for him to visit them all, so often times travels rolled over into June.
I was scared he would get in a car accident, a plane crash, or worse.
I would lie in bed at night and hear weird noises downstairs, outside on the property, and even down the hall.
I remember putting on a movie to try and distract myself, but all it really did was cause me to worry more.
Honestly, I have been living with anxiety nearly all my life. But it wasn’t until seven years ago that a doctor finally looked me in the eye and said, “You have an anxiety disorder.”
It comes and it goes. Sometimes I will drift through life for months happily, and I feel totally normal.
Then out of nowhere, it will come back. I have often said I would rather deal with almost anything than anxiety. It is dark, lonely, and crippling.