Friday, January 8, 2010
The Begining of anxiety.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. George E. Muelle
So true - but someone recently reminded me that unless you have gone through extreme panic and anxiety disorder, faith doesn't seem to even begin to cover it! Those who suffer anxiety disorder and other struggles such as deep depression etc, truly face a battle many of us could not even begin to imagine. I have discussed this with those who have had unimaginable suffering with anxiety. Unfortunately there are those who still face ongoing heartache, enduring it sometimes in silence for fear others would not understand. In my discussions with people like this, Faith can be among other strategies, something that has sustained them when hope seemed a just a distant memory. The struggle with anxiety disorder and the like is a real prison for those who can not break free. 2 Tim 7, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Faith is sometimes a fight we wage over the course of our lives. For those who carry ongoing burdens, we pray the support of those around them will be evident and real. Make certain the faith within you becomes a bridge upon which others suffering around you will be able to find safe passage to a secure foothold on hope and a renewed scene of peace. We fight the fight of faith together and we must never face fear and uncertainty alone.