“God is bigger than the boogieman,” veggietales once told me. growing up in church you hear that concept a lot, and you always seem to know it in the back of your mind but when “the boogieman” creeps up on you, fear + anxiety can swallow you whole. whatever it is that’s haunting you tends to fill your mind and gnaw at you throughout the day, even when you try to push it out of your thoughts. and it’s natural. even Jesus himself said “in this world you will have trouble” (john 16:33) and it’s normal to feel worried about those troubles when they arise.Continue reading “idolizing the impossible”
if you’ve been following me on my blogging journey since last july, you’re familiar with the post I titled an open letter to the broken spirit. july will likely always be a month where I reminisce on what the Lord has done for me + I will be in awe of the things to come – so with that being said, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking back on who I was one year ago and who God made me into today.Continue reading “an open letter to the broken spirit, pt 2”
being a christian who struggles with mental health, I have always felt as though there was a certain stigma surrounding the idea of a person of faith in an all-powerful, healing God taking a medication for anxiety + panic attacks.Continue reading “mental health medication + faith”
truthfully, I didn’t know what I was going to try and post about today. it’s been a very busy season for me and my helpers who help make this blog so possible, so it’s been easy for me to put the blog on the backburner a little bit lately. but, after last night, something was laid so heavily on my heart and knew I needed to share.Continue reading “while he was still a long way off”
the idea of having peace can be hard when we feel like we’re amidst so much. in theory, it sounds easy to accept the things we can’t change or to take each day as it comes and try to live without fear and anxiety of whatever the future may hold – but in reality, it’s so easy to feel life’s burdens deep within our core; it’s hard to quiet our soul when we feel like everything inside us is talking to us at once.
the thing is that finding peace doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re completely blissful about your circumstances. to an extent, you can still be bummed about whatever it is you’re going through – peace means that you’re able to find freedom within your situation; that despite the uncertainty you feel, you can also find a particular serenity and hope that things will be okay, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.
because I’ve had my fair share of trying to find some inner peace, I have put together some of my favorite verses that have provided solace for me in times of need.Continue reading “9 verses for the restless spirit”
“Chains fall, fear bow; lives healed, hope found – here, now, Jesus you change everything.”
– Holy Ground, Passion Worship –
I know we’ve all felt it – the pit in our stomach, the tightness in our chest, the lump in our throat, the dull, gnawing pain.
You put on your happy face when you have to and try and live by the phrase “fake it til you make it.” But at the end of the day, you’re right back where you started; thoughts raging, depression weighing you down so much you feel like you can’t move.Continue reading “an open letter to the broken spirit”