I remember a time whitewater rafting when I was thrown under the water, a raft was over top of me, the rushing water tossing me against the rocks and it seemed so long before I was able to come to the surface, catch a breath of air and see the light. Knowing there was help along the shore and vest on my body wasn’t really enough to quell the anxiety I was feeling in the moment and the moment seemed to last for a very long time. While you struggle to break free of something from your past, some present desire that you know is not in line with God’s will, or some great fear of failure or loss you can become filled with anxiety or sink into the dread of hopelessness, “I’ll never get out of this.” You know you must break free, but you can’t seem to overcome that barrier in your heart & mind. It always comes down to faith empowering your fight.
You can do it. God is on your side!