We are all living in uncharted territories right now. If you are a routine queen like me this may have thrown you for a loop. I’m used to my specific schedule, break times, and times out. We are an on the go type family with Mother’s Day Out, play dates, date nights, shopping trips, church, etc. Now we are falling into a new norm and all the things that I have been putting off for a lack of time are now staring me directly in the face. Anyone else feel me on that?
Uncertainty and change can be very triggering for some people. It can send you into a spin of fear, anxiety, uneasiness, and so on. In the past I heavily dealt with anxiety and I could feel it trying to creep in again. There’s a few things I want to tell you about this.
1. Don’t beat yourself up about it. The night I started feeling it very heavily I got so mad at myself for even allowing myself to feel these feelings again. I got myself worked up and it was even worse than it should have been because of that. Don’t do that to yourself. Breathe. Turn on worship music. Pray. Quote a scripture or song that brings you peace.
2. Pray. Take it to the Lord. He already knows what you are dealing with. Let him help you. Be willing to reach out to a spouse, friend, or family member and talk about it. There’s no need to feel shame. Once you talk about it you will feel so much better.
3. Guard your ear and eye gates. If you are constantly feeling anxious stop reading every article that you see online about this. Stop letting the news play in your house all day. Switch up the atmosphere and it can put you in a much better place.
“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life,”
Philippians 4:6 TPT
Here are a few resources that have been very helpful to me during this time! I hope at least one of these will speak to you and where you are at.
“Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 TPT
“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”
John 14:27 TPT
Friends, you are going to be okay! ♥️