I was thinking the other day about being me. Would I change something about myself? Specifically my lean toward anxiety and depression?
I was surprised by my answer.
I wouldn’t change.
I like that when I’m in my moody blues I become more creative. I look for beauty. I look for light. I look for connection. Most importantly, I look for God.
And, when I’m in the panic zone, I’m pushed to become brave. When I can’t be brave on my own, I learn to reach out for help.
I do remember the days when I would withdraw and isolate myself, and how that would make things worse. Now, I see how God can use me. He has worked compassion into me toward those who haven’t found their beauty, yet. I’ve learned to fight for joy and search for peace.
Have you beaten yourself up? Have you thought there was nothing good about yourself? I encourage you to take another look. What has grown from the soil of your depression and anxiety?
May God’s grace cover you, his peace sustain you.
Grace & Peace,