Anxiety is a hot topic, at least on God first God always it is. I get prayer requests about it and it’s a subject that comes up often enough. That’s why I’ve put these questions together in hopes that you can better cope with your struggle. I mean if you’re fed up with this common problem the rest of the world deals with, how about take a few minutes everyday to make these reflections? Maybe it can even save you from pulling all your hair out. 😛
I’ve had my share of anxiety and depression. You might argue the two are totally different. But the one word that ties them together is distress. Both words will always be associated with each other for as long as humans are alive. Have I overcome both? I wouldn’t say I’ve overcome them because I still do have times when I’m anxious or feeling sad. However, I do have more peace under pressure when things don’t go my way compared to my old ways of thinking when I could not control my thoughts and feelings.
1 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
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By His Grace, Sheela (via sheelaleigh.com)