Living with Anxiety 4 Part Series
Well, it’s the final segment of my 4 part series on Living with Anxiety… Finding Peace through Anxiety. Anxiety does not have to define you. I am a Christian and I have anxiety. My anxiety doesn’t affect me every day, but it does on some days, some worse than others. I wanted to leave you all with a few verses that help give me peace when I’m in the midst of anxiety. Also, be sure to check out my post Fighting a Panic Attack: 4 Practical Tips.
Bible Verses that Help me Finding Peace through Anxiety
“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”1 Timothy 1:7
“When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healedMatthew 14:14
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”Romans 8:28
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11
“For thisMatthew 6:25
reasonI say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”1 Peter 5:6-7
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”Romans 8:1
Friend, you are more than your anxiety. You are a child of God, you are cherished and loved. We live in a broken world and, unfortunately, some of us get to deal with the brokenness of anxiety and depression in our bodies. It doesn’t mean God loves you any less, or you’re a weaker person. If a person gets cancer, we would never tell them it’s because their faith is weak. Yet, some are willing to say that to those of us with the disease of mental health. It’s a double standard and it has got to stop!
If you ever need someone to listen, support or encourage you… I will be here. I am always open to lending an ear, cooking a meal or doing whatever you need to feel God’s love tangibly right now at this moment in your life. Please, reach out to someone, reach out to me! I am sure there are many others in this community who would also want to come up along side you.
Much love to you my Friend!