I know I have written here time and time again about how I struggle with anxiety. It seems to ebb and flow as the weeks come and go. This week seems to be much better than last and for that I am thankful. I feel like I had a break in the intensity of my anxiety about 2-3 months ago. It felt all-consuming back then and I wanted to share with you one of the main reasons that helped me stop feeling so anxious. It was something as simple as a song.
A Break In The Silence
This song came on my Pandora on a day that I was really struggling with feeling anxious. I was in my kitchen, probably doing dishes, and the words caught me off guard.
“Oh, O’Lord O’Lord I know You hear my cry.”
It was these words in particular that did it. You see at this particular season of struggling with anxiety, it felt all-encompassing because it had come and go for what felt like forever, but in reality it was probably a couple of years.
When I heard these lyrics I was reminded that even when it feels like all hope is lost, God hears me. It was a reminder my heart needed to hear in a huge way. I felt like I could keep fighting as long as I knew God was on my side. For a while, I felt so alone and not in touch with God at all. It felt like he was ignoring my cries for help. Until I heard this song. It was then that I knew he was right there with me. He had heard my cries.
There Is Hope In Suffering
These lyrics also reminded me of these verses about how suffering is not forever. It was this all together that gave me hope and just helped me look at my situation differently. If this is you, I want you to know that God hears you too. Even when it feels like he is silent. He’s there and he’s carrying you through the storm. I don’t know when it will let up, but I do know that it will. Please hear me when I say that. Whatever you are going through is not forever. And God will work it together for your good.
A Prayer For The Trial
Heavenly Father, Sometimes we can’t feel you here with us. We know that you are here, but sometimes what we are going through just clouds our vision and we have a hard time feeling your love in the midst of it. Please forgive us for this, because we know that it isn’t that you actually aren’t here. We know that you are for us, always, but please help us turn to you and cast our cares on you. Please help us to see your goodness that is likely right in front of us. Help us to focus on the good, rather than this trial that feels never-ending. God, we need you so desperately, please help us to feel hope and remind us that this trial is not forever. Show us your goodness and helps us to walk through this faithfully. Thank you for all of the ways that you have helped us and continue to help us. We love you. Amen.
I’d love to pray for you specifically if you need prayers. You can either leave me a comment or email me if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment. (My email is in my Contact tab.) Love you guys.