What is anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. The Bible says: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:4-7 Maybe you're saying, I'm stressed but the Bible says rejoice, that would make me look crazy! The Bible says, let your gentleness be evident to all, what? I'm stressed, how will that work? Here's how: Acknowledge God. Most of the time when anxiety attacks, you forget about God. You forget how BIG your God and how small your problem compared to your Father and Savior. Paul was full of joy because he knew that no matter what happened to him, Jesus Christ is with him. Ultimate joy comes from Christ dwelling within us. Imagine never worrying about anything. It seems impossible because we all have worries on our job, in our homes, or at school. Paul's advice is to turn our worries into prayers. Do you want to worry less? Then pray more! Whenever you start to worry, just stop and pray. As Christians, we are not exempted from anxiety/stress but we can always find peace by praise and prayer. Stressed? Pray or play your favorite Christian song or recite your life verse. Most of the time that will help reconnect you to God. To all who might read this post: God is all-knowing and He knows what trials or problems you're going through right now. He is there (all-present) and will always guide and support you. He is all-powerful. He will show you a way out and will help you overcome all adversities.
When Anxiety Attacks Ongoing Series: NOT AFRAID