Daughter of Goodness
In one of the most challenging moments in my life, I made the decision that I would trust God and fully give Him my struggle with anxiety. Once I made this decision, I began to feel immediate FREEDOM! I was desperate for God to heal me because I have suffered with anxiety for the last five years of my life. Much of it was brought on by stress and trials, and I had once walked around with the constant feeling of breathlessness and anxiety. I recognized that it was taking over my life, making even simple decisions like where to go eat into daunting tasks, and it was even interfering with my relationships.
After surrendering anxiety to God, my prayers became more intentional and intimate. I knew I needed to ask God for help every day because I couldn’t do it alone anymore. In the past, I would pray about my struggles occasionally and I even knew that God was capable of taking this from me, but I did not trust Him completely with my healing. It was in my act of trust and surrender that God stepped in and rescued me and He revealed to me that my struggle with anxiety was not in God’s good and perfect will for my life.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” God desires for us to give over our struggles to Him and trust Him with them. God is good and His plans for our lives are good. He can begin to fulfill His plans and purposes in our lives when we choose to trust Him.
Through the process of questioning God and His true healing power, I learned that God does truly love and care for me. In the past, I would think that I had brought my anxiety on myself so I needed to deal with it by myself. This was not true and it was a lie from the enemy. Since realizing this truth my life has changed drastically! Instead of seeing life through a negative scope, I now see with eyes of HOPE! God loves me, God cares for me and is here for me regardless of how big or small my trials may seem and He loves YOU! If you are in the midst of feeling as though your trial is too small for God or convinced that it is not worthy of His help, I urge you to trust Him and surrender it to God and ask Him to fill you with hope. He is waiting for you with open arms and an open heart, ready to heal you of your afflictions.
FROM THE HEART OF: Kaylee Gutierrez
Posted on Tue, September 20, 2016
by Lauren Packer