0 comments Posted on August 18, 2020

by Anita Brooks

The overwhelm I felt between kid and vet appointments, upcoming coaching and training commitments, project deadlines and my growing email inbox, all while trying to keep my marriage in a good place, was daunting. The national debate over returning to school made me feel the unwelcome familiarity of anxiety. My tangled emotions heightened.

Though staying home more due to COVID-19 may have reduced a few travel stressors, the global pandemic simultaneously created angst over our unknown future. How was I supposed to cope with an over-full life today, when I wasn’t sure what tomorrow would bring? Secretly, while I projected confidence and strength on the outside, internally, I battled fear, old trauma triggers, insecurity and occasional uprisings of anger.

Where would my help come from?

I cannot imagine facing life at any time without a solid footing to stand on, but especially now. Whether my concerns are of a personal or professional nature, or both, I have one go-to place I can count on for comfort, wisdom and courage. The Bible.

God always speaks to me from the pages of His Word, and not just abstractly but often specifically. For instance, in my recent state of overwhelm, Isaiah 41:10 reminded me, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

When my emotions tangle, Psalm 121:1-2 provides constant assurance, “My help comes from the LORD.”

Anita Brooks motivates people to dynamic breakthroughs as an international speaker, inspirational business/life coach, certified personality trainer and multi-published, award-winning author. From the page and the stage, at work or at home, Anita educates, inspires and encourages women and men to make their difference. Connect at anitabrooks.com.


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