Everyone goes through struggles at one point or another in life. Sometimes life can feel difficult, emotional and overwhelming. We all know people who handle tough times differently. You may know someone who can stay calm in a moment where everyone else is in a state of panic.
When things aren’t going our way, we tend to worry, often feeling anxious, stressed and exhausted. When we are living in a constant state of fear and worry, we can get caught up in worst case scenarios and feel like things are never going to be okay.
Worrying can be known to be the opposite of faith. If we choose to have faith that it’s going to work out, we can save ourselves quite a bit of time, energy and headaches.
A popular anonymous quote may be helpful to determine if worrying is truly the best use of your time:
“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It is in motion, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
No matter how you react in these moments, it’s important to have a foundation of faith to make daily life feel less victimizing.
This is of course easier said than done. It takes practice to not lead a life full of worry and concern if it has how you have lived for years. Even if you go to church every weekend and believe in a higher power, there are things you may be missing on a daily basis to build your practice of faith and even to believe in yourself more fully.