Do you have that thing? You know what I’m talking about. That small fear that sits in the back of your mind just waiting for a moment of weakness to arise. It seems to pop up every time you think you’ve beat it.
Maybe you feel stupid for having that small anxiety, when everyone else has a lot of bigger issues. Maybe you’ve never shared your small anxieties with anyone, because you don’t want be a burden.
Let me just start by saying just as there is nothing too big for God, there is nothing too small for Him either.
When He tells us that His yoke is light, He is including those small anxieties you hold deep down inside.
Those trivial fears you haven’t told anyone about can hold you back from the perfect peace that is promised when you are in Christ.
You probably don’t want to share your fear in writing. You probably don’t need to share it with every one of your friends. But have you thought about sharing it with that one trusted adult/friend or mentor?
I am going to share my small thing, which is a big thing to me. I’m pouring my heart out here please be careful with it.
My small anxiety seems to continually nag at me. I can push it away. I can literally cut it out of my life. It always seems to resurface in the fall. The season’s name even entails the essence of my fear: fall.
As the trees lose their leaves… so does my head start to shed.
I read that on average a person loses 100 hairs a day. That sounds like a lot, but an average a person also has about 100,000 strands of hair on their head! Somehow the facts slightly comfort me.
As important as facts are, they are not the ultimate truth. And truth is the ultimate comfort.
Jesus even says “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)
This is the same passage he is urging his disciples not to fear. In the same way he urges us not to fear.
We need to constantly bring all our ever-so-consistent fears before God. Yes, this includes the small anxieties. Anything that we fear needs to be brought to Him daily. As I do this I am comforted knowing He is in control even of the hairs on my head. I can do everything right for the health of my hair, but He is ultimately in control and that is the ultimate comfort.
After we’ve brought it before God, we can begin to share our struggle with others. There is so much healing in living in the truth especially alongside others.
We can rest in perfect peace knowing that He knows even the hairs on our head.