Weakness and suffering aren't obstacles to navigate around. Instead, they are a planned means of Christ-conformity, they provide opportunities for deep spiritual growth, and they enable profound shaping to the image of Christ.
In this post, we'll consider anxiety and relationship with God using a Biblical example of how God uses weakness and suffering to teach us to trust.
What if instead of trying to get rid of anxiety we learn the strengths that come with it? I believed anxiety was a powerful enemy. I’m learning it’s a potential ally.
The way I see it, anxiety’s not always a criminal who picks the lock of your soul and takes you hostage until you give something up, whatever that “something” is. Though it does feel as if anxiety breaks into our souls like a thief, he doesn’t seem to want to take something and go. He stays. He lingers.