Recently there was a warrant issued for my arrest. Someone stole my driver license number and used it while being given a ticket. A court date was set, but because I was unaware of it, I did not show up which resulted in the Judge issuing a bench warrant. The process to get this removed was tedious and tiresome, but more than anything else it was scary. Appearing in a courtroom created an unusual amount of anxiety inside of me. While sitting on the hard bench I asked the Lord, “What can you show me in this situation?” He said, “This is just a small taste of how some families feel when they go through the arrest, trial, and sentencing of a loved one.” If you have gone through, or are currently in the legal processing of a loved one, here are 3 things to help deal with your anxiety.
“Be anxious for nothing . . .” (Philippians 4:6).
It’s important to remember that God can work in any situation. It may not always be the outcome we wanted, but He really can use all things to bring us closer to Him. What are some other ways you have dealt with the anxiety of going through trial? Comment below.
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