Do you struggle with worry and anxiety? We all do from time to time, but it’s important to know that God specifically commands us not to worry and not to be anxious. But sometimes that’s easier said than done! This week, Danielle shares advice that can help you resist the temptation to worry and instead choose to trust in God.
Snippet from the Show
For whatever good we want to accomplish in our lives, we must see the help of God. We must ask for his grace.
Advice on Overcoming Anxiety
Show up in prayer.
Even if you aren’t “feeling it,” being consistent in daily prayer is an important way we can grow in trusting God.
Just as Mary kept seeking Jesus before she finally found him in the temple, we need to keep seeking God in our lives.
Ask others to pray for you.
You are not meant to go through difficult things alone! Ask for intercession from Mary and the saints, and ask other people in your life to lift you up in prayer.
It’s hard to be anxious when we focus on the many ways God continually blesses us each and every day. Make it a habit to be thankful!
Read the Psalms.
The Psalms give voice to the full range of human emotions and can help us to pray through times of great distress.
Listener Feedback (37:20)
At the end of today’s show, Danielle shares a voice message from Sarah who wants to offer encouragement for those who might be struggling with a new or unexpected pregnancy. Thank you, Sarah!
Song of the Week
Amazing Grace by The Hillbilly Thomists is on repeat these days!
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Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.
The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.
Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.