Anxiety Weighs You Down

It starts out by making you feel unsettled. Then your heart begins to race. Your mind feels so unsure about everything. Anxiety knocks the wind out of your sails. As it seeks to tie a brick around your neck that feels heavier and heavier.

I’m very familiar with this emotion. Why? Because I deal with it every day of my life. Nights are the worst as it stares me in the face every direction. For me it’s still a combo of two things. One, it’s just so hard to swallow how I feel most days. Two, the way my pain limits me makes practically everything feel stressful.

It’s like I’m walking a tight rope. It just doesn’t take much to bring me down these days. What before was so easy to handle is suddenly a very big deal. Being a husband, father, or pastor takes all I have to give. Even then I keep having to accept that all I can give is my best. Then, I have to trust the rest with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

“Anxiety weighs down the heart of a man, but a good word cheers it up.” Proverbs 12:25

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

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