What keeps us from surrendering into the complete love of God?
Imagine a wall around your heart; fear is on the outside and love is on the inside. When we approach love, fear will be there too.
In situations where large amounts of fear are present, it’s natural to forget how to love. We may flee from the very thing we need in order to overcome or even exist with the fear.
By embracing the fear, loving it, and showing compassion towards it, we can sit with it quietly, beam a warm light of love from our hearts and be with it. Our feelings will soften and surrender.
The opposite of fear is love and kindness. We can show ourselves kindness by journaling or wrapping ourselves in a cozy blanket. There’s no one way to handle overwhelming feelings, however surrendering to God’s love is a good habit. When life throws us into uncertainty, we can turn to the stability that comes from God’s presence deep within.
Spiritual practices like daily meditation and prayer prepare us for times like this, and can bring the relief we need, one day at a time.
Tonyah Dee has studied the Bible and wisdom traditions of the world for the last 30 years and teaches about finding ways to increase inner strength, stability, and confidence through practicing spiritual disciplines and healthy habits daily. Tonyah is a nutritionist, registered dietitian (R.D.), and earned her B.S. from Loma Linda University. She also holds certifications in Christ-centered life coaching, equine therapy, and meditation. Tonyah has been published in Scary Mommy, MSN, The Mighty, Mantra Wellness, CoveyClub, Thrive Global. Follow Tonyah on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Medium.