I’m not a mountain climber, and I don’t play one on TV, but as I looked around me, mountains surrounded me. Have you ever been in the valley, looking up at the enormity of the mountain, yet feeling ill-equipped for the trek? When a mountain obscures our path, trusting God is the first step toward throwing that mountain into the sea.
Have you ever faced times so hard it feels like you’re being pulled out to sea by the undertow and you’re unable to catch a solid breath before the next wave hits? Those times when you feel like you’ve been taken out to sea, yet everyone else is enjoying the tranquility of the beach. When we face difficulties and the loneliness they bring, we have a source that we can turn to so we can learn how to handle hard times.
In my darkest times, desperation drew me closer to God and made me willing. Suffering through trials strengthened my faith and gave me a richer testimony of God’s faithfulness. I learned what I needed to remember during the battle. Read more for the truth I stood on to gain victory.
When it seems impossible and your search turns up no answers, doubt and despair may tempt us. We must remember, God is able and faithful despite our difficult circumstances.
We’ve been in the middle of a special series of podcasts about defeating anxiety during times of crisis. Worry Creeps, Anxiety Seeps, Crises Explode is the fourth episode in the series. In this episode, we break down worry, fear, anxiety, and crises, and how they are different, and how they each impinge on our lives.