If you have anxiety you know that you can go from feeling free and able to breathe, to being in desperate need of peace. And, a lot of the times, something very little gets the ball rolling.
You're fine; you are laying in bed, walking to class, or checking e-mail. And a little thought creeps in. Maybe you're remembering something you've forgotten to do, or you're imagining something that could happen. And next thing you know, your lungs are dry, eyes are blurry, and nothing seems to exist outside of this moment.
We know that's not true. We know it. But, looking past this seems to be impossible.
Even though we know it is temporary... how temporary is it?
If you look at this moment of anxiety in comparison to your day, it may be a chunk of time. What about your school year? This season of life? But the truth is, if you have heard the good news and yielded your life to God. You exist for a lot longer that.
You exist forever
& Anxiety does not.
Forever is a long time. And we get to stay in God's presence forever--heaven. So, when I can't focus on anything, but the pounding of my anxious heart. I sit and focus on forever. This anxiety will go away. My stress is just temporary. I get to live forever with God. Anxiety, like steam rolling from a pot of boiling water is just vapor--it's just temporary.
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Here at Desperately Dependent, I write about how I need God much more than He needs me. I write about how living the Spirit Filled Life is changing me and the people around me. And how so many 'failures' and awkward situations arise from being a Christian Twenty Something.