“If God had not meant for me to be anxious, then He would have called me to some other vocation that didn’t require weekly preaching, an activity that was a constant reminder of my ongoing struggle with stuttering.
What if, instead, God wanted me to be anxious? What is He was wanting me to lean into Him and be dependent upon His strength, rather than my weakness Rather than running away from it or just trying to bury it, what if He wanted me to enter directly into that anxiety so that He could help me grow in ways that I could not even reimagine?
This is the pivotal question that we must wrestle with because that is the crucial moment where anxiety shifts in its meaning for us and we begin to reimagine it in ways that are beneficial for our lives rather than destructive.” (The Anxious Christian, pp. 85-86).