When your faith journey leads you downhill — with fears and anxiety overwhelming you — how can God make a way?
I inched along my familiar walking path. Uphill.
My legs plod ahead on auto-pilot, just like the countless times they’ve done along this dirt trail.
The wind is blowing gently, the air still crisp because the sun is still rubbing sleep from its eyes.
I can’t seem to feel comfort from any of it.
I’m waiting for peace to seep into me, like it always has whenever I escape into the quiet.
But early this morning, it felt like I was walking knee-deep in snow. My feet felt heavy like lead, even though I was simply stepping through summer air.
There was no snow-covered mountain for me to scale.
But, deep in my heart, there’s been an avalanche.
A crushing weight of pressure to perform. To shake whatever’s bothering me. To move ahead and just get back to being me: the one who can take action. The one who knows how to make decisions — to set a goal and climb mountains until I’ve reached the top of Mount Everest.
But, I can’t shake it.
This avalanche of worry…
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