One of the most distressing feelings we can experience is anxiety. States of permanent distress are actually very harmful to our physical and spiritual health.
How do we deal with worries and stress in our lives?
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
We have all gone through difficult moments where anxiety has taken over our hearts. When we have an uncertain perception of the future we feel insecure, with fears, to such an extent that we do not recognize ourselves in any of our attitudes.
We can be irritable or disengaged, hyperactive or static but the prevailing feeling inside us is anxiety.
Anxiety does not allow us to enjoy the present. It does not allow us to be filled with joy with each of the Blessings that the Lord gives us every day. Let us talk to God to completely banish from our lives that feeling of insecurity that invades us.
Let us ask the Highest for the necessary Wisdom to keep calm and not make hasty decisions that may harm us.
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Christ invites you to get rid of all the anxiety that a family problem, unemployment, a diagnosis, or a relationship has generated in you.
It is important in this type of instances, not to confuse us: The Lord is not asking us for this action because our anguish is not valid and, under no point of view, He dismisses our feelings. He understands better than anyone else our condition and His desire is to free us from the burdens that are harming us.
Our Heavenly Father is concerned about our existence and every incident, good or bad, that happens in it. He loves us just as we are and that is a reality that will never change, even though sometimes we may have doubts.
Let us not lose sight of the fact that His times are Perfect and, therefore, different from ours.
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3
When our Confidence declines, as a result of the tribulations we are going through, we are not knowing the Lord. That is why it is so important to sustain ourselves, with all our strength, in the Faith of the Word of Christ.
Only in this way can we become familiar with the Love of God, which is the greatest of Blessings. When we become aware of the infinite Love that the highest professes to us, we can rest our heaviest burdens on Him and for that, we have to approach, tirelessly, His Mercy with humility and sincere repentance.
As we come to know our Heavenly Father, our Trust begins to blossom and we rest in Faith, knowing that He will always be by our side and that He will never allow a burden that we cannot bear.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19.
The Lord urges us to face life with joy and confidence.
In this sense, Pope Francis expressed himself in May 2019: "The Risen One invites his followers not to live the present with anxiety, but to make a covenant with time, to know how to await the outcome of a sacred history that has not been interrupted but is moving forward, to know how to await the "steps" of God, Lord of time and space."
Thus we learn that it is necessary to respect the times of the Eternal One and to dignify His Glory every day, standing up and walking with Him on the path of Peace and Salvation.