And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28
In a few of my recent posts I have been talking about the racing thoughts, and in the last post, I talked about how I began taking a pill that I, for quite a while, had thought I didn't need it for the day. That realization came at the perfect timing as this month has been busy and a long way from over. This past week has made it all worth it. As my daytime meds begin to work better and lessen the racing thoughts, I can have a greater focus on the things I need to set my mind on as opposed to thinking of everything at the same time. I have been in a great place; as a result, I am dealing with the stress in a manageable way.
This past week I was able to speak at a group for anxiety, depression, and stress. It was at a church where my brother is a children's pastor. I shared my story to a group of people and connected with a few people afterward. It is times like these that help me see that God has not allowed my experience to go to waste.
In my pursuit to share my journey with others, God is using what I have been through in multiple ways. My story does not exist or matter without God. He has been my strength through so many times, as hope was often hard to find. But the main message through the story of my journey has been my appreciation for the blessings from God, but even more significant, the satisfaction and contentment from the presence of God in my life. He has drawn me closer to him, and nothing else has kept me going. When you let go and trust God, even when nothing makes sense, he begins to make sense of the struggles we face for those who fallow Jesus.