social anxiety prayers being answered

When the pressure has been pumped

And the body is crushed, and you just want to pray

For the lid to come off, and then somehow it happens,

The prayers are all answered

And we can gasp for sweet air.

I absolutely hate social events and I can sometimes feel sick for weeks in advance as I try to think out how I can possibly get out of the plans. This week I had one such event coming up.

We had a barbecue planned that would involve loads of drinking and lots of people and the expectation to stay until late. I was quite literally praying for a way out.

And then I got an email today to say that a couple of teachers are self isolating and they can’t risk having all the English teachers out if we should have an outbreak. So the barbecue is cancelled.

The relief that I am feeling is unbelievable. It is as though I have just wormed my way out of five hours of horrific torture. I feel lighter having read that email.

Social anxiety is painful for so many and I am sure there are so many people out there who feel exactly the same. It seems that sometimes prayers are answered in a very quiet and unexpected way.

Much Love

Rachel xx

6 thoughts on “social anxiety prayers being answered

  1. Florence Ezekafor

    I feel the same way when I need to give a speech before a good number of people, especially well read people. I had a brain freeze during one of those moments. It’s terrible. But most of the time, I’m forced to face my fears, I write my speeches down or I won’t remember a thing. It’s good you got your prayers answered, otherwise, you should be forced to face your fears.

  2. V

    Sometimes events being cancelled is literally the best thing for your mental health. Social Anxiety is a bitch.

  3. K.L. Hale

    It’s true prayers are answered in mysterious ways. And I understand you’re feeling of social events. It’s a relief at times when it’s difficult to even think about managing!

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