I have been trying to discern what to write about. What sort of things God wants me to focus on doing and who He wants me to focus on helping and serving.
Recently, the idea of researching and writing and praying about anxiety has come to me. I suffer from extreme anxiety, and I think this affliction has been the tool the Devil has used most to cripple me and prevent me from serving God and the people He wants me to serve.
I am going to pray about this, but I would like any suggestions for reading and resources and organizations that deal with anxiety in any form. This might be something God is calling me to pray, write and act about.
I would like to know of any Catholics who write about anxiety from the standpoint of theology, philosophy, psychology, science, maybe even theology of the body, as anxiety is a very incarnate thing. Anything from the saints or popes on anxiety. Maybe discussion of the anxiety Jesus’ experienced for example at the garden of Gethsemene, which we contemplate in the Sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary. Now that I think of it, it is comforting that Jesus chose to participate in our human experience of anxiety as He prayed before His passion.
Any reading or study suggestions are appreciated. Also, feel free to share your thoughts and insights on anxiety. Anything that might help me understand and help those with anxiety.
And as always, prayers are appreciated too.
Thanks for any suggestions or ideas.
God bless you all. Amen.