‘I almost let go’- my struggles with faith

The past few days, I have struggled with anxiety and handling the fear of failure. Over the years, I have learned that the feeling of anxiety is part of your body’s stress response. This is what I have been going through. However, one thing I failed to acknowledge was that overcoming my fears and anxiety does help create room for peace; I mean inner peace.

Sometimes, things do not go as planned. They even go worse than expected. Life can be like trial and error. The more you try, the more you fail; hence, that can stimulate even more anxiety when you decide to try again. Well, I have good news for you, when you have God, things will work out but at this own time. I know this might sound very cliché, but it is true.

Waiting and working with God’s guidance and direction come with peace of mind. Honestly, that was something I failed to realize this week. To make thing worse, I started to doubt; I questioned many things because first, I didn’t listen and wait for the will of God and also because I let my fear and anxiety take over me. I am not here to preach, but I feel I need to share this with someone today. Faith is essential, don’t let your anxiety and fear take the space of faith in your life just like it did to me this week.

Going through this phase, I realized I lost the guidance of God as soon as I lost the strength of my faith to anxiety and fear. As established earlier, the direction of God comes with peace. Peace, irrespective of the circumstance and trials you go through. Also, remember his words. He has promised to guide and direct our path. His promises cover the entire range of our needs, troubles, and problems. Cast your burden on God and with faith, believe in Him to make things work at his right time. Remember the famous saying, God’s delay is not denial. Wait for his appointed time. He knows what’s best for us.

Thanks for reading. Please have a fantastic weekend and to my dear readers in Canada, HAPPY VICTORIA DAY!

2 thoughts on “‘I almost let go’- my struggles with faith”

  1. On Tuesday I was teaching in my parish about recovering all like David. Your story reminded me of our text from 1 Sam 30:1-19.
    We were reminded that to recover something must have been lost. David lost a lot and thing he did that made the difference was that he sort the opinion of God in the matter.
    So many young people today want to do it their own way ,which sometimes isn’t Gods will and it usually ends in a fiasco.
    When we seek God face in all we do,the end is alwayz amazing.
    There is a plan for everyone .Jeremiah 29:11. Our biggest setback as young people today is that we are so much INA competition. And when our efforts refuses to give results we act up negatively (like the recent trend of suicide in Nigeria).
    I think your page is timely to give young people the direction they need.
    Comrade Chris Effiong

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