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Feeling Like an Island…

Ever feel like that?
All alone.
Surrounded by a sea of doubt, anxiety, insecurity.

I have.
Many times.
Even when I’ve been surrounded by family and friends.
When I was a new mom, a stay-at-home mom, and then a mom with her first kid off to college. Boy, does that take worry to a whole new level.
And then I found out my daughter was feeling the same way. Like an island. All alone even though she was surrounded by thousands of people on campus.
My worry shifted to fear. I didn’t know what to do. But over the years of watching her grow from my precious baby into a beautiful, independent young woman, I have learned…
When I’m scared, I can turn to scripture.
When I can’t find peace, I can pray.
God is close to the brokenhearted. He comforts me when I come close. He takes my anxiety and throws it far, far away. He opens my eyes and frees me from the darkness. I’ve tested this method out a lot over the 21 years I’ve had the honor of being her mom, especially the last three while she’s been in college!
And guess what? It really works! Thank goodness, because I’m sure I’ll need it for a lifetime.