Oh, Anxious Mom

by | Jan 4, 2020

Oh, anxious momma, your heart feels like it can only take so much. Your thoughts seem to never stop racing. You continually count your “okays.” My kids are okay. My husband is okay. My house is okay. My job is okay. My family is okay. My friends are okay. And you repeat… My kids. My husband. My house. My job. My family. My friends.

You get to the end of your list of things to worry about, and like a ride you cannot get off, your mind scoops you up and carries you back around again.

Again and again you remind yourself that you are in fact, okay. That your people are okay. That it is all going to be okay.

And you’re exhausted. You’re emotionally exhausted. And you don’t know what kind of rest revives emotional exhaustion.

Sleep doesn’t ever seem to do it.

And so this fear that you’re always going to feel this exhausted sort of creeeeeeps in with the rest of your worries.

You crave peace and seem so far from it. And now you’re not just anxious. You’re afraid… truly, deeply, afraid that your heart will never reach the peace you run toward.

Hear me.

Be kind to yourself. You are allowed to feel exactly as you do. It’s a scary world. There is so much that threatens what we love most. You just don’t know how everything is going to work out. Your love expressed through concern for those you love is normal. But…

JESUS.

Will you whisper that name with me?

JESUS.

He occupies the sound of His name. It’s why we are urged to keep it Holy. Did you know that? It’s why we are prompted in Scripture not to say His name unless we expect Him to show up. Because He does. He always comes when we say His name.

JE-SUS!

Maybe louder this time.

Like a declaration. A promise. Like everything you need is in His name even if you don’t know Him well.

He’s as close as your breath. Take a deep one. Now, let’s invite the God who commands the waves to  come and also calm the storm in our hearts and minds. He’s bigger than the fear. He’s our shelter. Our shield. Our safety. Our comforter.

Peace. He is our PEACE.

He surrounds you. Holds you. Shields you with His love.

Deep breath again. You’re not crazy. You’re not broken. You’re not alone.

He hears your fears and promises to calm them with His love. Let’s lean into His love right now.

Jesus. Our hope. Our promise. Our peace.

JESUS.

As a Christian woman battling chronic anxiety, I know what you're facing, but I also know that there is hope and healing for your anxious heart.

Meet Becky Thompson

I’m Becky Thompson. I’m the author of  Hope Unfolding, Love Unending, Truth Unchanging, My Real Story, Midnight Mom Devotional (which I co-wrote with my own momma, Susan Pitts), and Peace. They’ve been USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and ECPA bestsellers. They’ve been on store shelves in Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and even Cracker Barrel. Most importantly, they are connecting women to what Jesus says is true.

I began writing online in 2013 when I created a small fashion blog which grew dramatically in just one year. After one of my articles went viral, I found myself with a large following and opportunities I hadn’t imagined.

In 2016 I founded the Midnight Mom Devotional Community on Facebook which I run with my momma. With one million moms joining together in nightly prayer, we are one of the largest nightly prayer movements in America. We invite you come join us!

I host the Revived Motherhood Podcast, which became one of the top Christian podcasts in America just weeks after it debuted. Season two releases soon!

In my day to day life, you’ll find me living just outside of Nashville, spending my time as a wife to my husband, Jared, and a momma to our three kids.

I’m so glad that you have found your way to this website. For more information or for booking inquiries, please use the contact page.

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