You ever have the kind of anxiety to where you feel like you can’t calm your mind for even a minute? I know for me I tend to feel sick when this happens because I feel like I have zero control and the thought of that scares me.
One thing that I am learning to do key word “learning” is to immediately start praying for comfort and a peace of mind. For God to take over my thoughts and body.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
In the world today I feel like anxiety is such a common thing and so many people have to take medicine because it is so bad.
This makes me so sad.
I want you to know that you are not alone.
Let’s really think about it. Our anxiety comes from this fallen world. It comes from the uncertainty of this life. Our jobs, our relationships, even financially we can develop anxiety. Feeling like we will never be in a comfortable place.
I have been in these moments where one thing gets my anxiety started then everything else starts pouring down and I realize that I am so stressed about so much more than what I initially started having anxiety about.
It’s just a deep black hole that you keep diving in when you let yourself continue your negative thoughts.
I love how Dave Radford puts it – When anxiety strikes, we often resort to navel-gazing — the act of “self-indulgent or excessive contemplation of oneself, or a single issue, at the expense of a wider view.” Instead of trusting God’s promise to provide with ever-arriving waves of grace, I am prone to enshrouding myself in a cloud of needless concern. And that anxiety blinds me to reality. I trade the “wider view” of God’s faithfulness in exchange for the empty promises offered by self-pity, worry, and doubt.
He continues to say – Fortunately, the Bible has something to say to anxious hearts. As a child of God, you have a jaw-dropping past, an infinitely compelling future, and a rock-solid reality to stand on without fear or worry in any circumstance.
This should give you so much hope and positivity. God can calm your anxious heart and mind and He can revamp them to be only thoughts of Him.
We just need to focus more on Him when these times arise. I know it is difficult but it’s possible. It is something worth working on for yourself.
At the marriage supper of the Lamb, we will all join together for an eternity of feasting (Revelation 19:7–8). We will have ultimate shalom, unending and ever-increasing joy for all eternity. No moment will ever be boring or uninteresting again. You will be rejoined with your closest brothers and sisters. The streams of a river of life will make glad the city of God (Psalm 46:4). Dave Radford
Friends, let God cover your anxiety with waves and waves of grace, for He is able!!! I promise you this.