Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
Certified Trauma Specialist – Master’s Level
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Shake, Rattle and Roll

Ever feel like your mind is participating in some sort of 50’s dance floor jive?  For all of us the battle truly is in the mind.  When life throws us curve balls and challenges that are beyond our capacity to control we can have a hard time reigning in our thoughts.  One thought begets another until we are either flooded with anxiety and fear or shutdown with depression.

The only anecdote to dodging mine fields that cause our entire being to “shake, rattle, and roll” is to hang onto the truth.  When we are bombarded with anxiety and fear spinning in our heads, it is important to change directions in our thinking.  The Greek word for shake is “saleuso.”  The meaning of “saleuso” is “to put in a state of waving, rocking, vibratory motion or to be moved in mind, to agitate or disturb.”

As God’s children, we have the promise of  an “unshakable kingdom.”  Hebrews 12:28 tells us “…therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”

Resting under the shadow of His wings takes care of all our “shake rattle and roll” anxieties and fears. If you’re experiencing agitation and lack of peace today, grab onto a truth that rights your thoughts or helps your heart calm down.  Be thankful to God for at least one thing.  Contemplate on the Truth that we are people of an “unshakable kingdom.”  Now that’s a reason to dance a happy dance, not a shake, rattle and roll jive.

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