What a week. My goodness. Where do I even begin. Oh yes, faith. That’s a good place to start. I have not brought up the subject of faith in my posts yet. Partly because I believe both faith and religion to be very personal topics, and I don’t wish to impose my religious beliefs onto others. My faith, however, is extremely important to me, in addition to being a very crucial element in my journey with anxiety. I would be lost without it. I truly believe God is watching over me. And I am forever grateful. Simply knowing I can turn to Him, is of such great comfort. There is such solace in prayer.
I understand, however, that not everyone feels the same. And I completely respect a person’s right to choose whether they believe in a higher power or not. I hope, though, that you do have something that you can turn to to draw strength and inspiration from. We all need that. I firmly believe this to be so crucial to, not only helping manage anxiety, but managing life in general. Whether we suffer from any mental health issues or not.
At the beginning, I mentioned I had quite a week. I won’t go into detail, but I can say this, when your children are suffering, hurting, it is like a shot in the gut to a parent. Their pain is your pain, their tears are your tears. And all you want to do is fix it. All you want is for them to see that they are wonderful human beings, that they are dearly loved, and worthy of all the best things this world has to offer. This is where my faith took center stage. It played a HUGE part in getting me through these past few very difficult days. Huge. Ginormous. While not always how you would like things to go, I believe the trials we are given are given to us for a reason. And if we are lucky, the lessons we learn from them will not only make us stronger, but more compassionate. This world needs both.
Now the weekend is here and I’m starting to breathe a little easier again. Thanks largely in part to my faith. Did it solve all of my problem? No, as some of that responsibility falls squarely on me. But it sure made all the difference in getting me to a place to be able to. I have no doubt about that. So if you find yourself in a position where things feel very bleak, please please find a source of inspiration that work for you. I truly believe it will help guide you through it.
Until next time.