A New Name

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  1. s
    Apr 28 - 11:08 am

    I so needed reminding of this today! Got home yesterday and burst into tears when my housemate handed me a cup of tea, all because I’d been holding on to small worries that built up into a crescendo of distress.

    I love “When they remain unspoken they take the form: “I need This or Bad Things Will Happen.” When prayed they become “I’ve got You and nothing Too Terrible can happen.” ” especially the second bit! :)

  2. Liz Wadsworth
    Apr 28 - 11:10 am

    Just want to write a quick thank you for writing this blog. I am recovering from depression and anxiety and I find your posts thought-provoking, sometimes challenging, always hope-giving. I’m in a place where I feel disconnected from God, feel angry with him for ‘letting’ this happen to me, and then feel bad that I treat him this way. I am hoping that as I get better from the depression and anxiety that my relationship with God won’t seem so impossible – and your posts remind me of the truth even though I don’t feel it at the moment. So thank you x

  3. Cat
    Apr 29 - 6:46 am

    Love this!
    When I was little rabbits were by far my favourite animal and I was really distressed to discover that in the Animals of Farthing Wood they’re not at all heroic but really panicky and annoying!

    Good to know that God can deal with little panicky rabbits :) xxx

  4. Emma
    Apr 29 - 4:35 pm

    s – glad you’ve got a loving housemate and some tea too. Along with prayer, that’s a pretty good combination..hope today’s been brighter

  5. Emma
    Apr 29 - 4:35 pm

    Cat – couldn’t agree more. Which is one of the reasons why Watership Down is so traumatic…(that and all the blood)

  6. Emma
    Apr 29 - 4:38 pm

    Thanks for reading Liz – and for taking the time to encourage me. Praying you will know more hope and more of God’s love in the days ahead.

  7. Mike McArthur
    Apr 30 - 7:27 am

    Hi Emma,
    I always enjoy your blog and this post particularly struck a chord for me on an anxious day. Thanks for the reminder that everyone worries and it’s not such a weird thing. And also for the reminder to take those same worries to God even when it is an hourly struggle.

    Your title for this post is great! My daughter has a pet rabbit and he is very cuddly, quite soothing for anxious hearts at the end of the day!

  8. Emma
    Apr 30 - 4:12 pm

    Thanks Mike. I’m adding ‘rabbit’ to my daughter’s wish list – it’s only a matter of time

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