The Cost of “Keeping It Together”
Once upon a time, I spent my life achieving, controlling, and plowing through challenges to prove my worth. I was the quintessential first born – a perfectionist, over-achieving, people-pleaser.
Those strengths served me well and were also my undoing.
I looked in the mirror at the familiar face with the empty eyes.
Anxiety, stress, and insomnia became dark shadows that covered my days and terrorized my nights.
I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I felt joy.
Daily panic attacks slayed me &
I began to withdraw from life.
And so began a long winter of my soul. I kissed my husband and girls goodbye, stepped out of the car and into a hospital for an evaluation.
I spent a lot of time on the bathroom floor and reached out to truly grasp my Savior’s hand for the first time.
I felt him whisper, “Do you want to feel peace and joy again? You can’t work your way out of this one on your own. Be Still and Know that I am God.”
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