Your words inspired me. They came from the heart of God. He has been telling me to trust for months. So thank you for encouraging me. God is so good!! That sounds like a great place to shine the light of Christ. Annie, such a GOOD article!!! God constantly has to remind me to be still, and let HIM be God! Thank you for those sweet words of encouragement Rachel, I truly appreciate them! God gets all the glory for every word! I had some of those moments earlier this week. Like a tidal wave that comes in and leaves us feeling swamped.
Worry overshadows all the goo we have to be grateful for and causes us to waste energy on what may never take place. Such wasted time and upheaval. We have to think on what is true about God, the situation, ourselves, our future, our purpose, and what is required of us in all that. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Annie this spoke heaps to me today.
I was going through a very hard time last week and it was so hard to trust. God came through as always. Thanks for the inspiration this evening! This is beautifully written. Too often we wallow in worry. But this is a fantastic way to rewire our thinking and give Jesus the room he needs to work the rest of life out. I love the detailed way you handled this. A lot of worries are self-inflicted and while focussing on the what-ifs, we lose sight of or compromise what actually is.
I love your emphasis on the faithfulness of God. If we can just remember that often, it will help set our hearts at rest. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, I appreciate your feedback. Thanks for reading, have a blessed day! When we do what God wants us to do at each moment, we will not be overwhelmed. He loves to help. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. Trusting God with your life is not as easy as it sounds. Once upon a time I had no idea what that even meant. But putting total faith in God requires us to let go of what we think we know and let him handle it.
Once we desire a spirit of truth, we trust that he will steer us in the right direction according to his will. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. I can look back at some negative situations in my life and see good in them — God was refining me. At the time they felt excruciating, but now I see the error of my ways. It requires faith to take a situation to God — in all its ugliness and darkness — and lay it at the foot of the cross, trusting fully that he will work to heal the situation. And in these moments, our faith can grow.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. Please help and remain joyful in miserable moments. In the past if I felt worried about something, I would feel a sense of dread.
Now when I feel tempted to worry, I say a silent prayer in my heart like this: I have prayed about situations and have seen God change the outcome — prayed for help in times of tension and have seen God clear the air. My husband and I have prayed together for friends and family and saw people healed, relationships mended, spirits renewed and the list goes on and on.
God offers the kind of healing that goes to the soul — it goes straight through us into the darkest of the dark. For anyone who has ever dealt with stress, worry or anxiety, you know how tormenting it can be when it grabs hold. Without God in control, we are left feeling vulnerable and unprotected.
Let Him be the one who grabs hold. True peace, true courage and true love comes from God. The Lord Jesus Christ died for us so that we would be set free from the evil of the world. Nothing can win against the one who conquered death. Nice words of encouragement.
Yes God saves from this, but the troubles always come back. Luckily we can always pick-up where we left off and rejoin Christ — more importantly, we can be obedient to our instruction by getting involved with God in a way that allows Him to work in our lives to do His will.
It is his mission to make His joy in us complete. When we seek him constantly, in church, reading the bible, through prayer, in small groups, yes in EVERY BREATH, we defeat the woes of the world and find our faith growing and unshakable from hearing and being reaffirmed in the promise of His words. He who tries to save his life will lose it, but he who gives it up for the sake of Jesus will gain life. Very encouraging, as every now and again we are hit with something to upset us whether be physical or spiritual and coming back to God gives us peace,strength,protection and healing.
Be strong and courageous. Faith in Jesus has been the best antidote for this ugly illness. God bless you too! Yes, His word keeps us strong and reminds us who is really in control! I also read when feeling tempted to stress … really like these two verses you listed Proverbs 3: Thanks for posting them for all of us. A friend was following in another car where I had left my prepared speech tucked away in a folder. While in traffic and the pouring rain we were separated no cell phones.
It dawned on me that: I began to pray. I asked God for help and then remembered a Scripture: So as I continued in the traffic and rain, I began to slowly and calmly repeat the Scripture over and over. I kept at it till I arrived in the area with about 10 minutes to spare. Then I noticed my friend turning from across the street to where I was. We both arrived at the same time! A car park had spaces available and so we parked and went running across the street to the building. There was absolutely no way I could have done this at all had it not been for prayer and the Word of God.
Not just the presentation, which would have been nerve wracking enough, but more importantly in holding me together so peacefully. It reminds me that once again that when praying, make sure to pray the Word. I can so relate. A couple of years ago I started having an anxiety disorder it was a year after my baby and I got into a car accident. I think it was post-traumatic stress disorder. It was the worst thing I ever went through…not the accident itself, but the anxiety disorder!!
Eventually this showed me just how much this was not from Him. The enemy wants so badly to take away our peace, our faith, our trust in God. He will do whatever he can to do that…whisper things to make us worry, tell us lies and torment us. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. It was awful living as a slave to those things.
If you would like to write more about it—how God showed up for you and your baby—please let me know. Would love to read a guest post like that. I have felt a great calm over me reading all these verses. God has been so good to me. I thank him so much for the gift of life and always being there. I have terrible stress and anxiety and still working on it. But knowing how much God our Father loves us that he gave his only son to die for out sins makes you know how much he loves you.
Thank you God for your power to overcome! As everything in our life changes, swirls and blows in the wind, God stays the same — solid and true. I just started dealing with anxiety. It is such torment in my life. I found your website and I am now using scriptures to try and calm myself down during an attack. Thanks for your post. I have really bad attacks to. I do not know how i got them. I deal with them everyday for the past five months. I am a christian and do attend church even with my anxiety attacks.
I have prayed,cried,read bible tried about everything. I know God is going to heal me but in his time. But it seems i can not get know where. Are there something am doing wrong or what. I was told when there is no more then you can do is to stand. Am tried of living in this sickness that satin put on me. I did to break free. So be praying for me and Ill do the same for you. God bless you all. I keep picking back up and try to handle it on my own. I am trust in the lord and letting the worry and fretting go.
We all have such different stories, but one God that is the same in our hearts. Just keep following what the Lord puts in your heart and mind and on your path. Through all that time it all made sense. It has helped me so much to feel included in your community and to be comforted by your words and the word of God. God came through as always.
Hi- My name is Amy. I am having to find a new Doctor after going to my current Doctor for 16 years. But I am still feeling so overwhelmed that I am crippled by fear. There is a lot more that I could go into, but I am afraid that someone will recognize me here on this site and I will get into trouble.. Hi Amy, thanks for sharing here. Is your fear that you when you find a new doctor people in the new office will be rude to you?
I ask just so I can help encourage you, but more than anything, the words from 2 Timothy 1: I cling to those words at times; once I even wrote them on a small piece of paper and carried it with me to read in a certain situation. From a practical, everyday perspective, I have moved quite a few times over the years and have gone to many different doctors but overall have had great experiences! Maybe this change will be good?
I hope you are OK and not in a dangerous situation. He can put things in perspective like we can never do on our own… especially through his Living Word! Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. KC — Thank you for your comment. Thinking about it like this has also helped: Would God send this spirit of confusion and sickness and torment upon me?
It is coming from somewhere else; somewhere that is not of God. Having had personal experience with anxiety in the past, I know how it can stop you in your tracks, and yet God makes us as surefooted as a deer psalm When this feeling comes over you, command it to flee in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Use the very words God has give to you against the attack:. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Stay in HIS Word. Nothing — no man, spirit or principality of darkness can win over the plan of the Lord Jesus Christ as He has already beat death. Remember His promise to you! Though, its not as serious as some other things I have so much on my plate and I found this website today and I really hope it can help me. My dad is sort of an alcoholic and hes a little bit crazy i accidentally deleted an extremely important message off his phone.
Thank you for the scripture reading some of then help ease my heart, I know that God is always in control. Do you have an adult nearby who can help you relay the message to your dad in a safe way? It might be a good idea to plug in to a youth group near your house where you can get wise counsel as well as get together with friends your age who love the Lord. Keep seeking God and praying for his protection, Emily. First — I want to say thank you so much for this post Jennifer it has been truly helpful!
I have struggled with anxiety since the age of 5 and I am now With my anxiety I get really nausea and a lot of times I end up getting sick. It is so hard dealing with this and recently I have turned to God for help. I have given my anxiety to him and have asked him to help me and guide me during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone dealing with this, may God give us the strength and courage to get through this. Its like you wright my life and I am so greatfull that I overcome anxiaty and fear 7 years ago I still batle but known what to do known.
Thank you for this post. I had no clue that a customer gave me way more money than she needed too. I told my boss that I believe that the money belongs to her, she said we have a week to correct the situation, but she informed me that she wanted to see what my other boss wanted to do. I shall rest tonight knowing that he has already worked this all out on my behalf. I just started a new school, and the anxiety and stress I have is terrible. Liz — Amen sister! You just want to share it with anyone who will listen, right?
This quote made me think of you: LeeLee — Thanks for your openness and honesty about your work situation. God is in control, and we also have free will. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Pray that God convicts your heart to do the right thing. It gives you peace that can only come from Him that so many people seek. This is such an encouraging post.. It was really the worst thing that i ever went through. Though it hard at first, i read bible verses and prayed and put my life wholly in His care.
My favourite bible verse during those times and still is Psalms I just really wanted to share that. May the Lord bless us all. Thank you for the wonderful scriptures. I, myself, have been battling this sickness off and on for years. I went off my meds over 2 years ago but the past few months have been a real struggle for me. I too can only pray and hope I can beat this! Prayers for all you of too!
I have honestly always been embarrassed to tell anyone of my anxiety but I thank you all for making me feel not alone! Please disregard the very very long comment I just submitted today. I happened upon this website by accident and I read through a few of the posts and responded to them rather quickly.
I responded without reading what you were asking people to submit at the the top of the page: When has the Lord helped you overcome worry? How did it turn out. I have been worrying for quite some time. My husband and I recently reconciled after being separated for 6 months. He then left for work for 2 months and we rekindled and had a nice anniversary this past weekend.
He is now at a bachelor party in Miami and I am freaking out with worry.
He told me not to worry but I did the most horrible thing. We are both very insecure because of the separation. I need him now to fix this situation and to allow me to turn to him during this time, trusting that God will bring my husband home and that we will get past this argument. As of right now, my husband is back to not speaking to me. Please Lord God be with him, protect him and watch over him.
And Lord please allow me to repent to you for not turning to you this past weekend as much as I should have. Please Lord help save this marriage. Please allow me to trust in you and not lean on my own understanding. Please ease my worry. Please allow my husband and I to get back on solid ground before he comes home. I want him to have a nice time and not blame me for things while he is gone. Please be with us. Please allow this forgiveness. I think I am and pray and ask God to help me trust Him more but I am still struggling. I believe there is power in prayer so I ask for your prayer that I may overcome this thru Jesus Christ who gives me strength.
I want to be free from this once and for all. Thank you for your words above and the scripture and references that I can meditate on. I know I am not alone in this and pray for all who struggle daily with the same thing and pray they will be set free from this terrible sickness.
Thank you for the verses!!! This site is amazing!! So glad i came across it. I too now suffer from fear anxiety, and panic attacks. And since that day, i have been scared to drive because the fear of having another one while driving alone. Everytime i hear someone die, it puts fear in me too. I feel fear and anxiety comes from the enemy, and if he knows you are afraid of something, he will keep it in you mind and conscious.
But prayer and faith in God brings us through. I dont do half the things i use to do anymore like clubbing all the time, dating multiple guys, etc.. Or have the same friends like i use to. I just feel like God is working on me and testing my faith.. And i believe him. This too shall pass. About September of this year I was about 19 weeks pregnant,is when this panic attack occured and has caused ongoing constant anxiety, my fifth pregnancy.
I have a daughter Clara to turn 3 on the 21 of December, she is my only child I have. My very first I had back in , we gave him up for adoption as it seemed the best option at that time. Got pregnant shortly after she passed but miscarried at 12 weeks. It started at 19 weeks pregnant and I took a cymbalta and it caused me to have a panic attack, before the pregnancy was on zoloft did fine with it So they tried that again did same panic attack, then recently because of the constant ongoing anxiety they tried lexapro and same panic attack with suicidal thoughts.
I pray every night for the Lord to take this anxiety away, but I am so afraid of something going wrong with this labor as the last one I almost died due to blood loss, or something wrong with this baby, and I am sure there is a lot more on my mind. I have not taken medication since the lexapro, but I am afraid I might need something I am just so scared please help! Since have had constant anxiety so recently they stuck me on lexapro did same thing with suicidal thought. Thank you all for these verses. Nancy, I thought I was the only one who felt that way during the evening hours, I do have my sister who helps me out during these difficult times.
My faith has had its ups and downs, when I was growing up I was very active in church with my family, until their faith took a turn and we stopped going to church or worshiping and might not have let the best lives we could.
I still continued going to church with friends of mine from school, but I changed a lot in my teenage years and felt a lot of rebellion and anger inside me caused by people who hurt me at a young age. I was in a dark place for a teenager and after a few years, I came out of it. After I went through high school, started working, and started taking care of myself for the most part, I definitely felt better but my anxiety came back with failed relationships and friendships.
Now, 2 years later, I have still struggled with internal stress and fear every day. I am a sensitive girl who lets everything and everyone get to her. I have felt really alone, between my psychical health as well as my emotional health. I try hard every day to keep my faith and to be there for others. I have a nurturing, mothering sense and I love to take care of my nephew and watch him grow and learn.
He is 2 and a half and some of the best times the past few years were with him. I find that he calms me down so much, even though he is a crazy little guy, and he makes me happy when I am having those days where I am feeling really lonely and lost. His innocence and his smile just help to remind me what beauty God created, and then I remember that I have to just keep going. I always want to take care of and help everyone so that they are happy, that sometimes I forget to do that for myself, which is why I find myself with anxiety and sadness a lot, but lately I have remembered more that God is there for me no matter what.
My grandma is the exception she is a wonderful christian and has such a big heart for everyone. We have a great relationship and I am so thankful for that. Writing and photography were too things that always stuck with me as a hobby but also much more than that. They are ways for me to express how I feel and how to capture my thoughts and the world around me. The beauty of humans and animals and nature, with all of their pieces and parts and organs…its just amazing and another way that my faith keeps growing during dark times.
Thank you for this website Jennifer. My anxiety has been for many years and is frequently about my children who are adults. My son is now 42 and my daughter is Training brainwaves into efficient patterns allows the central nervous system to learn how to self-regulate, directing it away from debilitating, painful, destructive disorders into effortless processing and optimal functionality.
So, I had my brain mapped in a painless 12 minute procedure and then had the first treatment which was 30 minutes. I plan to return because it was helpful. Last night I slept soundly for the first time in years and woke up refreshed. Tonight the anxiety came over me again and I found your website. It has helped me so much to feel included in your community and to be comforted by your words and the word of God.
Thank you so much. God has shown me that He is bigger than anything, and in many ways, I feel like suffering with anxiety in the past has helped me trust Him even more in the present, since whenever I even start to feel nervous, I know where to turn. Dealing with anxiety is such a solo thing… it can feel lonely and frightening, mostly because no one outside of you can relate to how you are feeling exactly. Learning the Word of God and continuing to read it, study it, pray on it, talk about it — that has shown me the answers to pulling things out of us—things that need to go—by the roots.
The answer is God. He transforms and changes us. He sent His son to take on that burden for us so we can have life. But we have to give it to Him trust Him! And then going to bible study and learning his word and reading a bible I could understand there are different versions. And meeting other Christians who were filled with the spirit and who instead of offering worldly judgment and short-term advice, offered prayer and friendship.
God tells us the answers. He gives them to us. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. I am applying for graduate school and I think I have a good chance getting in. One of the things that I am concerned about is a grade that is incorrect on my transcript. Now, i am scared that the grade will keep me from getting into this grad program that will open up so many doors for me. I am happy I found this site the stories are encouraging. Emily, I hope this post finds you well. My dad was also an alcoholic.
I would agree that you should find an adult that you can talk to and who will go with you to talk to your father when you are scared to do so. If your mother is around, and is not enabling his habit, perhaps you can talk to her. Also, joining a youth group as someone suggested is a good idea also. I just wanted to thank Jennifer I know God gets all the glory for this article.
The verses and the links to other articles has helped me tremendously. I have not had this kind of anxiety for years and your articles are where God directed me and the verse He had you choose where a blessing to me.
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May God bless you and yours. So that we may find comfort in times of anxiety. I pray for all these people tonight struggling with stress and worry…. We love you Lord! Not only did i have anxiety about my thoughts, but also about facing the world. I try breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. They really helped, but i felt like i was searching for something more.
I talked to family members and it also seemed to help but i still started getting anxiety. Not only was i scared, worried and sad, but i was angry at god. After reading that the lord knows everything that will happen and what you will go through in life. Soon i will be getting test and blood work to see what may be the matter. I soon started to here a voice talking to me that always calmed me down. My aunt started getting her church to pray for me and, me and my mom would pray to. He wants to ruin me. I now know that with the help of god that not only is he in my heart but i am starting to walk with him and have FAITH!
I know that i may get these thoughts and feelings of anxiety but i will have hope faith and trust in god and my self to help and i love to read these versus now everyday. Thank you Lord for this page that I just found. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Are you not much more valuable than they?
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