To My Anxious Friends

My dear friend,

I could tell you that you’re going to be okay, that everything will work out. I could tell you that you just have to push through and get over it. I could tell you that it’s “healthy” to fear and watch our back.

But friends tell friends the truth, so here it goes.

You have every reason to be anxious! Your feelings are valid. Life is scary and messy and ugly and mean. The world is chaotic and overwhelming and lost.

I write this because I know where you are. I know you’re hurting. I hurt too. I mourn the loss and the pain. I question what the future holds. I cry. I wonder how anything good could possibly come from the destruction we see in every corner of the world.

But friend, I also want you to know that you are not alone. You are seen. You are heard. You have people around you that care about you and feel your hurt. The truth is, you can do good for the world if you set your mind to it.

And that’s not at all, sweet friend. This life is not the end, and this world is not our home. Jesus has gone before us. He paved the path, and though the path can get rocky or buried deep in the mess, it’s still there. He still guides our days. He still plans our steps.

To My Anxious Friends |

So, I could tell you that everything will work out, but if you trust Him, you already know that He’s worked everything out for your good. I could tell you that you just have to get over it, but instead I’ll assure you that He’s already gotten through it for us. I could tell you that it’s healthy to fear, but He tells us that there is no fear in love.

Sweet friend, lean on Him and give yourself grace. It’s okay to not be okay for now. Just know that He’s got this, and He’s got you.

All my love,