Sometimes out of the blue I’m anxious.

It’s not outright panic.

But it is fear. 

My heart speeds up. Breathing is suddenly something I’m conscious of.

Fear doesn’t always make sense, but it doesn’t make it any less real.

How do we live free in the face of anxiety?

It might look different for you.

Maybe it comes as you hold that crying child, or as you lie wide awake beside your spouse. Maybe it’s when you take a big step of faith and you’re afraid you’re going to fail. There’s just enough truth in that anxiety to cause you fear.

Anxiousness takes root and doubt tries to follow.

When anxiousness hits, I breathe in truths.

God promises to help me. 

Never, ever did our God lead anyone into growth without the very real promise of His presence.

My anxiety usually stems from what I am not — but peace soothes as I realize what He is.

When I have done all I can do, it’s time to trust God and His power.

His immeasurable power.


Success or results aren’t anything I can control.

I can simply be faithful.

That removes the last shred of anxiousness. I’m not called to produce results. It’s not about numbers. It’s not about perfection.

It’s a partnership.


If I’ve prayed and prepared and it doesn’t look the way I thought it should, then I trust that God is still working. That He is cheering from above because I listened and responded.

I believe that one day we’ll show up in Heaven and we’ll hold up all our successes. . . and God will point to the anxious moments where we trusted Him.

There He’ll show us what faith really looks like.

Are you anxious today?

Take a deep breath.

Rest in these truths.

God is with me.

He is bigger.

All He asks is that I trust. 



The Mended HeartTo live free
: Invite truth into the midst of your anxiousness.

Scripture: 1 John 4:4b, “. . .the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”

Today:  Take a deep breath. Show God what is making you anxious. Invite Him in fully.

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