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The Secret to Dealing With The Unknown

 

 

RELATED POST: 11 Truths For When Anxiety Takes Over

 

It’s been a repeating stage in my life, where I find myself surrounded by unknowns, not sure WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.

That moment when you realize just how little control you have and how much you have to trust, that God is who He says He is, that it will all be ok.

 

But will it?

 

Anxiety floods my fretful heart, pumping into my veins, filling my extremities, consuming me. Possibilities run through my head like a slideshow, each carrying with it an impossible weight of MAYBE and WHAT IF?.

 

I CAN’T HANDLE THOSE STATEMENTS. NOT WITH MY FRAGILE STATE. 

 

I just want to know, I just NEED to know.

 

I plead with God for a crumb, a tiny morsel of something that I can lean on, that I can trust in, that I can anticipate and hold on to.

Nothing.

 

I try shaking him, offering up my hopes, my desires, my wishes in anticipation of a response, of something.

Nothing.

 

I fall apart, crumble, stumble searching for something that I can rest my weary head on, something I can hang my fears and anxieties on.

Nothing.

 

 

IN MY BLIND STATE I HEAR NOTHING, I SEE NOTHING.

 

 

And then…

 

 

…an answer…

 

 

“Me.”

 

“Lean on me, trust in me, hold on to me, hope in me, desire me, fall into me, rest in me, give me your fears, give me your anxiety. I will hold you, I will not let you fall, I will strengthen you, I will give you rest. I am here. You are not alone.”

 

Like honey, His words soothe my soul, quiet my fears, strengthen my fragile state.

 

He, the Creator, my sustainer, the one who conquered death, the one who gives life, HE.

The Lord of all is with me. He is my comfort and my strength for times such as these, when life is hard, when I feel like I’m at my end, when I know not what to do. He is,

all that I need Him to be. And He can be trusted.

 

RELATED POST: 11 Truths For When Anxiety Takes Over

 

 

  1. Halle

    March 29th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hello! I have absolutely loved your posts about anxiety. I hope you don’t mind but I have added links to your posts on my blog (sheconquersthechaos.com) on our "Posts We Wish We Wrote" page. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Sarah

    March 30th, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I don’t mind at all Halle. Thank you! Just trying to give some hope!

  3. Marva | sunSPARKLEshine

    March 31st, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Sarah, this post reminds me of my #oneWord for the year: ENOUGH. God is constantly calling me to make Him enough. He’s calling me to trust Him beyond anything else, when I can’t see or understand what He’s doing. It’s not a comfortable place to be and like you, I wish I had a little more control but God always knows what I need, when I need it. It’s a lesson in trust that I have to go through. It helps me to remember that everything that God does is for my good and for His glory. That includes those times He seems silent too!

  4. Dawn

    April 20th, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    This is exactly right. Jesus is the answer to dealing with the unknown. Trust him. I don’t like unknowns either. But I’m learning, more and more, to trust Jesus. He is my everything.
    Thank you for linking with Grace and Truth last week. I would love to feature this post, this Friday.

  5. Sarah

    April 22nd, 2016 at 2:16 am

    That’s awesome Dawne! Thank you for featuring me! You’re right, Jesus is our strength because although we don’t know He does, and we can trust in Him.

  6. Jill

    April 22nd, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    So true! My thoughts exactly (actually wrote a similar post this week too)! All we truly need is Him. Simply stated because it’s simply truth. Thank you!

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