Anxiety VS Faith

Anxiety VS Faith

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5


These last few months have been interesting to say the least. The changes everyone has been facing, the heaviness and chaos and fear that is consuming most of the world is H E A V Y. Trying to wrap my head around this year has officially become pointless. Why am “I” trying to figure it out? Is it because my “comforts” have been rattled? Well, as a “christian”, we are supposed to find comfort in HIM not our circumstances. And since God isn’t rattled… why is the world running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off? (That’s a weird and gross saying… but hopefully you get my point). We have greatly lost sight of HIM. We are so consumed with what is happening right in front of us that we are forgetting that we have an all knowing, all loving, and all mighty and powerful God.


“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; The beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.”


When I first read that it H I T me. Am I operating out of faith? I didn’t actually consider myself to be a fearful person… but I found myself anxious about every word that came out of my mouth (cancel culture is real!), every post, every response… suddenly whatever I feel or believe about anything happening RIGHT NOW must be silenced in case anyone takes anything I say the wrong way. WOW! Wake up call! I took my eyes off of God and became fear focused and ME focused. (The sad reality so many of us are facing right now). Even in our best efforts to make a difference or have “Good” intentions for change… if our eyes aren’t on God and operating through Holy Spirit WE CAN DO NOTHING! Truly. Apart from God whatever I do is meaningless. If I am hugely successful what does that matter? I can’t take success to heaven. If I make billions of dollars… I can’t take that to heaven. I look at media today and it just looks like fear fighting fear. Fire dousing fire. How on earth do we expect healing out of that? (Unfortunately, with media it’s not about healing It’s about $$$. If we are all scared we are glued to the tv’s awaiting more information about whatever today’s issues bring. It’s just the truth of the industry. It all comes down to numbers.) Now, I am not saying don’t watch any news or read any articles ever… but if our focus is on JUST that… so are our emotions. *Our conversations often tell us where our focus is.* What are you talking about? What has your focus/attention? I want to be so focused on God and His word that HE shines in everything I do. The fruits of The Spirit should come out in any and all situations. Problems that we once looked at with fear and anxiety suddenly look like opportunities for growth and a place for Jesus to shine. All that we do has kingdom purpose.

We have to be careful and weary of our “emotions”. While our “feelings” can be strong and overwhelming that doesn’t mean they are RIGHT. How many times have we felt SO strongly about something and were TOTALLY wrong about it? Scripture tells us the human heart is deceitful. In a time that can be so confusing, and our emotions can easily overwhelm us we have access to a word that never changes and an all knowing and loving God. Lean into Him today and leave it all at His feet.

“Do not allow your feelings overwhelm your faith in Jesus”.




Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Julia

I absolutely love this!

Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Madisen Mitchell

A little late to this post lol, but if it wasn’t so timely for me. I started watching yall’s vlogs and being a 27 yr.old it is so nice to see people my age love God. It can seem isolating when the world the we live in well honestly does not like Christians very much. Thank you so so much for your uplifting words and videos. I have been battling anxiety and this fell right into what I am reading (Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick) thank you thank you for just being you!

Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Valentine Peters

I’m reading this after watching your vlog where you and Carlos talk about the fruits of the Spirit and Focusing on what really matters (ocean accident in kitchen vlog lol). I love this photo. To me it represents Gods peace, love, kindness gentleness joy towards us. And that’s what makes it so beautiful. I am printing it out so I can put it with my prayer closet stuff. The love in this photo brings tears to my eyes. You really have Jesus and that gives me hope and makes my stronger. Praise Jesus. Everything you said in the blog is so true. I went through this fear. And it wasn’t because of the world it was because of rejection. I lost sight of Jesus and became fearful and full of anxiety. You are right. We must lean into Him and lay it all at His feet. When I let go He encourages me and gives me rest. Thank you Jesus for your rest. I needed it.

Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Ashlei H

I tend to struggle very intense on keeping my faith strong. My demons have been much stronger then I am and it has made me a toxic person I believe. I want to be better for not just myself but my family my boys. This post hit home for myself because I have serve anxiety and my husband tries to do all he can to help but I fear my heart has gotten to far beaten to really put the pain of the pieces together again. You have always been a role model and I love the way you so fearless show your love for the lord.
I hope to be the same one day and be able to let go.

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Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Mario R. Erazo

Loved this, I also really loved that apart from God what we do is meaningless!

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Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Vanessa Ruelas

That was beautiful. Right now, I’m on a road block on change and acceptance. How can you acceptance the change now and not realize what you have is good enough.

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