Kelly Williams on Is Anxiety the New Normal in 2021?

2020 is over!

We all hope 2021 will be much better than last year. We all hope the year of Covid ends soon. But we also know that Covid has left its mark on us as a society and as individuals. It will have lasting impact and effect on us. We know this.

It causes me to pause and ask, “Is anxiety our new normal in 2021?”

It is a good question.

It doesn’t have to be.

Paul found himself captured and confined to a jail cell in the book of Philippians. Many of us have felt Covid captured us and confined us to an emotional jail cell. We all sat around isolated wondering all year if we would get Covid and die or worse, if we would get it and pass on to someone and they die.

The weight of death was so great on all of us in this past year. The fear was REAL. The possible consequences was all around us. It was not a year for the faint of heart. Every day brought new and overwhelming challenges. It was difficult to plan too much ahead. Dreams were shattered over and over again like glass shattering on concrete. Our hearts have taken a beating.

I can’t think of anyone better than the Apostle Paul to regain perspective from. If it could be experienced, he experienced it and kept living for Jesus. That’s what we want to do.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is co-founder and senior pastor of Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  His books include: The Mystery of 23Friend of Sinners and Real Marriage. He also maintains a blog.  

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