1 Peter 5:7
Cast All of Your Anxieties on Him, Because He cares for you!
During my first few months at WGRC, I received training as a Production Assistant. I successfully passed it, but a couple weeks later while working on a program, I had a seizure and blacked out. It was my first seizure in a year and a half and I thought I had beaten these seizures. Sadly I was mistaken and that seizure began a process of hospital appointments, increased dosages of medication, the temporary revocation of my driver’s license, and a never-ending battle of stress, anxiety, and depression. Now I could handle the hospital visits and I could tolerate all of the seizure medications. However, by Pennsylvania state law I couldn’t drive until I was seizure free for six months, no exceptions. I was constantly dependent on the people around me to get me from one job to the next. I felt like a beggar and that made me all the more anxious and frustrated. Yet in spite of all of the stress my seizures gave me, I never lost my faith in God. No matter how out of control my life got, I always learned to recognize the little things that God placed in my life. I’ve been spared from death countless times, saved by many Good Samaritans whom I can never thank enough. I have a loving group of family, friends, and coworkers who have always helped me out and are willing to pray for me. Even though I can’t drive on my own yet, I still have the freedom to count down each and every day until I can. Now if that’s not a blessing, I don’t know what is!
Call To Action
- I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
There will be moments in your life where you won’t be in control and you will find yourself literally depending on God. But when those moments come, it’s ok to panic. It’s natural to be frustrated. Those are normal reactions to have and have been felt by even the Bible’s greatest heroes. Yet when life is out of control, recognizing the little things that God provides is essential. Otherwise, you’re destined to struggle with stress and anxiety as you struggle to rebuild your life without God.