“Anxiety is vigilance minus faith in God.”

December is a challenging month under the most normal of circumstances; it always requires me to be intentional about doing the next thing. This December brings extra challenges for a variety of reasons, and I’ve been battling (sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much) anxiety. I came across an old blog post, and it’s as applicable as ever:

anxietyFrom Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure by Robert W. Kellemen

Anxiety is vigilance that is out of control. You continually scan your environment, worried about the what-ifs of life. Anxiety is toxic scanning.

Anxiety is also vigilance that is trying to maintain control in a self-protective and self-sufficient way. Anxiety is vigilance minus faith in God.

Oh, Father, help me to remember today that YOU are in control. And even better than that thought is the fact that YOU love me and are working everything together for my good. Help me to trust that in the little moments and in the bigger ones. Help me to remember that YOU never sleep. Help me to rest in YOU, not in a checked-off to-do list. Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.

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