Why Carry on My Heart?

Carry on: verbal phrase. To continue an activity or task, keep on, go on, persist in, stick with, persevere…

The title for carry on my heart came from my my beloved grandmother’s last words. Those words have inspired me in countless ways and are a reminder to persevere even when it feels impossible.

Living with anxiety and depression for any length of time causes you to feel as though you can not carry on, sometimes not another minute. I began to realize during my journey that carrying on in the face of my anxiety was a choice I had to make. It was truly a choice only I could make. With God’s word as my guide I began making that choice every day..

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart..”  Psalm 27:13 &14

I am not a doctor, I am not a therapist or any other form of professional with letters following my name. I am simply a woman who walks this dusty road, telling a story that has been weaved by God’s unwavering and unending grace given lavishly to me.

With every word I write I strive to give hope and encouragement, sharing my experiences through the lens of the faithfulness of Jesus.

My greatest prayer for those who  walk a similar road as myself, is that many would come to know what I now understand;

“I have anxiety, but anxiety does not have me.”