Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Before The Chaos

Does anxiety plague your day? Do you find yourself waking up, some mornings, in a panic?

Stress With A Side Of Dread, Please

It is not a secret, I struggle with anxiety and depression. I, sometimes, find myself waking up in the morning in a sheer panic.

Tim has expressed feeling the same thing recently. His job causes him a lot of stress. Since he is in the Senior Fancy Pants position, a lot of tasks are given to him as high priority. Then he has to overlook the other Fancy Pants people, help out when needed and so on. It just causes him a lot of stress, especially during "on call" week.

So, now, he has had a couple of mornings that he has gotten up filled with anxiety.  He tells me that he does not have anything that he is worrying about or dreading, but he can't shake the feeling.

Open Eyes, Pray

For me, if anything changes my perceived "normal", then I wake up with dread. Like today, for instance.  We have our yearly eye appointment this afternoon. No big deal. Really, I love our optometrist, he is so easy to talk to. But it changes the "normal" for me.

One thing that I really need to work on is seeking the Lord first in my day. Oh, don't get me wrong, I set aside time, every morning, for devotions and Bible reading. However, I am lacking at seeking Him first thing; eyes open, pray.

I need to turn to Him before my feet hit the floor. Before the chaos of the day gets out of hand. Before the enemy has a chance to throw things at me that distracts me. Turn to the Lord. Seek Him first.

I need to turn the day over to Him. I need to ask Him to be with me every single step of my day. I need to ask Him to help me with decisions and to ease my interactions. I need to allow Him to carry my burdens.

Psalm 90:14 NIV 

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.


Dear Father, thank You for being with me. Thank You for giving me the strength that I need to face this day. Father, please forgive me for not seeking You as soon as I wake up. I know that this is an area that I need Your help; Your guidance. I pray that You will satisfy me in the morning with Your unfailing love, so that I may sing for joy and be glad all of my days. In Jesus' name,  Amen.

Because of Faith

God Cares About You

Battling Insecurity

Does anxiety plague your day?
Do you find yourself waking up, some mornings, in a panic?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the medical field. The tips that I have listed are what have helped me in the past. I hope that they might help you as well.

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