Anxiety and the Disabled List

Many folks have hard times dealing with some sort of anxiety issues or disorder. Sometimes it can get so bad that it can actually become an “injury.” Here’s an athlete who literally went on the DL (disabled list) and is in Triple-AAA right now rehabbing from his struggles. I wouldn’t think athletes performing day in and day out on the national stage would be so crippled by anxiety. But then again, that is a lot of pressure; and there’s plenty of folks who would love to take your spot.

You’d probably be surprised by those who struggle with high levels of anxiety. I think we all would.

The rate among pastors is pretty high. I bet the rate among most folks dealing with life is also pretty high. Fortunately, we have a Savior who offers to be a refuge and fortress (Psalm 91). Now sometimes anxiety does need to be treated by doctors and counselors, but always in conjunction with the one whose yolk is easy and burden is light (Matthew 11:28). I’ve personally benefited so much from all three resources and so will always have a soft spot in my heart for those dealing with this issue. Unless they play for the Red Sox or NFC South……

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