Anxious Much?

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV).

Anxiety is an epidemic in our world. People miss work because of it. They miss out on things they once enjoyed. They are in a constant state of worry.

I used to be anxious all the time. I couldn’t talk on the phone without break out in panic. I didn’t want to go out of the house for fear I would have a panic attack. I was a prisoner of my life and my own thoughts.

I would love to say I don’t get anxious today, but I do. Not to the same extent. I don’t have full-blown panic attacks anymore. I don’t have my mind stuck on one thought like a broken record. I am able to function through the anxiety.

Why? Because I learned to rely on God as my Source. When I have a problem, when I am anxious about something, I pray, “Lord, the battle with this is not mine but Yours.” Sometimes with chronic problems, it becomes a daily prayer. But I have seen Him come through in ways that I couldn’t even imagine.

I give my problems to God because when we are burdened down, we aren’t doing what God called us to do. We are not helping others because we are focused on ourselves. God doesn’t want us to worry. He wants us to give our burdens, our problems, to Him, and let Him handle them. Then He will show up and show out in ways we didn’t think possible.

Today, give God your problems. Every day, pray, “Lord, this battle is not mine but Yours.” Then watch what He does in that situation.

#anxiety #stress #worry #Godisincontrol

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