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How His Love Endures: February 2021

The shortest month of the year almost always feels like the longest because it is in the dead of winter for those of us who experience every sense of the season. And 2021 was no different.

February felt a bit more challenging in my mental health journey. 

F is for…Functional anxiety.

Let me explain this type of anxiety as I experience it, because anything attached to that word often is misunderstood.

FUNCTION:

I have a great exercise routine…

I’m active and engaged in my job, volunteering, etc…

I enjoy down time on the weekends..

ANXIETY:

but I can’t seem to get to bed at a decent hour. 

but I struggle with focus and motivation behind the scenes.

but it quickly turns into coping as I sit for hours, paralyzed by fear, yet willing to watch reruns of my favorite shows.

In the midst of my anxiety, God’s love steadfastly endures. The cadance of this Psalm reminds me that His love overflows again and again and again. 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.

13 to him who divided the Red Sea[a] asunder
His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
His love endures forever.

17 to him who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings—
His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan—
His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
His love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies.
His love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

God’s enduring love continues to be a beacon of light, to thaw my mind and body in preparation for the transition into new seasons. 

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