As a person who struggles with a lot of fear and doubt, I am constantly beating myself up for not trusting God enough. To me, trusting in God is this strange, elusive concept that I can’t ever seem to get right...
Depressed. Alone. Defeated. How many times have you trudged through your day under the heavy burden of these feelings? For me, it has been far too many to count. If you have walked this journey, or are currently walking it, then you’ve probably found yourself many times asking, “Where is God in all of this?” … Continue reading Where is God when I’m Depressed?
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 29: Next year I’d like to improve my mental health by… Next year I’d like to improve my mental health by taking my own advice. I’ve spent the past month reflecting on a truly amazing year. I’ve highlighted countless areas … Continue reading Walk Through the Open Doors
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 14: Over the past year, what has contributed to the declines in your mental health? Even when life is at its very best, we all still face everyday challenges that threaten our mental well-being. I try to be proactive about … Continue reading 3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year
I began to develop a new perspective on relationships and community. Instead of something to be feared, I started to see them as a blessing and gift from God. I got the sense that, for the first time in my adult life, God wanted to establish me in a community of my own where I could feel like I belong—where I was a part of a family.
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 9: What do you wish you did less of this year? Yesterday’s post was all about the things I wish I did more of this year. Today, I’m flipping that question around to reflect on the opposite—what I wish I … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Did Less of This Year
It’s Day 4 of “100 Days to Brave”, and I am loving the journey so far. It’s given me so much to think about in these first few days, and I’m constantly being reminded that I am already so much braver than I ever give myself credit for. The thing is that brave is around … Continue reading When You See Brave, Say So! (Kelsey’s Story)
Today’s reading posed the question, “How different could your life be if you put your full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily?”
My initial response to this question was, “well, I think I’m really trying to do that.”
But when I dig a little deeper and really think about it, I realize that I’m no where close to putting my full trust in God...
One year ago yesterday I embarked on a new journey to become Braver Than Before. In the past year I have taken leaps and bounds in my battle against fear and anxiety, and have grown in so many ways that it is impossible to even identify them all! I am so grateful for all that … Continue reading Braver Than Before: One Year Later
“Faith conquers fear.” I read these words tonight in a study I am doing called “Breaking Free from Fear”. As I reflected on this short and simple statement, something struck me: I believe that the statement is true, and yet, I have never really seen this truth actualized in my life. In my life, it … Continue reading “I Shall not be Afraid”