Today I’ve been contemplating the idea of what’s behind the story. What’s behind the eyes of that person, or out of view of the camera of that perfect insta shot.
This last 4 months have been the hardest of my life, personally. I’ve had quite a few other trying seasons... almost losing our daughter, walking friends through the unimaginable to name a few. But this attack has been different. It’s been silent. Brutal. And for the most part, unnoticed and unseen. I didn’t want to write this. I wanted to keep posting all the highlights from our summer family time... because those highlights have kept me going.
But underneath the highlights, behind my eyes... I’ve been dealing with high level, out of no where anxiety. I’m figuring out how to live my best life while battling an unseen war. And I’ve had to figure out how to keep going. Keep my head up.
Everyone is different. My coping mechanisms are likely very different than other people’s. But let me share with you a few things I think are universal, a hill on which I will die on. 1) God is with you, and He will not forsake you. 2) His word hidden in your heart will bring peace and grace and love when you most need it. 3) you cannot do it alone.
I’m so thankful for my faith. I’m so thankful for my community. I’m so thankful that we have even more means of reaching out than ever before. So my last words are... reach out. If you don’t know this God, ask Him to reveal Himself to you. I promise He will. If you’re lonely, anxious, stressed, sad or depressed... find a couple of people that are safe that will pray for you and sit with you in the pit. What’s behind your insta pic?
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