So, I spent Easter Weekend a bit more anxious than I have ever felt because I had a HUGE DECISION TO MAKE! The decision: whether or not to drive ABOUT eight hours to go see my family.
You see, I have the special privilege of working on the weekends and spreading about ten hours out over the weekdays. My kids are off of school this week. My husband encouraged me to go and visit my family. Most people jump on it! Me: fear, anxiety, heart racing, and so on. Why?
I would be traveling with myself and a six year old, four year old, three year old and a four month old! Am I crazy?!
Yes. You want to know?! I did it. I drove down to visit family. The trip was totally do-able and I felt peace And strength! Oh, how I thank God! I have had a blast visiting my brothers and sisters in law and my mom and dad and my nieces and nephews. So thankful.
What I did to overcome the anxiety.
I spoke aloud fears and played out my “What’s the worst that can happen?” And I prayed, I spoke to my husband, I spoke to my mom. I asked for prayer!
The Bible says not to be anxious about anything (Philiipans 4:6-7). I thank God. So worth the trip and not worth the worry. We still have to go home tomorrow…but let me tell ya: voice your worries, talk with family and friends, and pray. Friend, if you know God, talk to him. Zephaniah 3:17…reminds me that the Lord, God is with us… He is mighty to save… He will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. The Lord is with me. He is with you! He is mighty!
Hang in there. He is with you and for you!