We all end up dealing with anxiety in our lives. At some points more than others. Thankfully we have a Savior who cares about us and can and will deliver us from this terrible thing.
I am going to be a little personal tonight. I want to let you in, and share with you one of my biggest weaknesses. I am a very very VERY anxious person. Or.. well… I was… Let me go a little deeper with you all.
I can’t tell you exactly when it happened [although I am certain it happened after I became a mama in Oct 2012], but I can tell you that it hasn’t been fun.. AND thankfully, as long as I keep declaring HIS victory over me, it won’t be like that anymore. Dealing with anxiety is a serious matter.
Anxiety: The feeling of fear, worry, uneasiness, and nervousness.
A feeling I know all too well. So many nights I spent lying in bed until all hours of the night worrying about anything I could think of [and this ALWAYS seemed to peak when my husband was on travel for work]. The nights I couldn’t think of anything to worry about, I’d make up 8,000 scenarios in my mind, and then I’d worry some more. I would get so worked up that my heart would even start to palpitate. There is nothing scarier than lying in bed while your heart feels like it is beating out of your chest. And for what?
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matt 11:28-30
God wants to take this away from you and me. Each day that we are a slave to our anxiety, Jesus hurts for us. God is our refuge, and he is our strength. He is our ever present help in time of need. (Psalm 46:1). It is up to us to trust and believe that. We do not have to live each day in fear. We can learn how to deal with anxiety in God’s word. He will comfort us.
“You hold my every moment. You calm my raging sea. You walk with me through fire. You heal all my disease.. I TRUST IN YOU.. I TRUST IN YOU.. I believe you’re my healer, I believe YOU ARE ALL I NEED… I believe you’re my portion, I believe you’re more than enough for me – Jesus you’re all I need. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU. Nothing is impossible.. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.. YOU HOLD MY WORLD IN YOUR HANDS” – Kari Jobe
When I am afraid oh God, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)
Friends, I pray that if you have anxiety in your lives that you will lay it down at his feet tonight. Maybe you just need to turn all of your lights off, and listen to some Kari Jobe.. (Hey, that always works for me!)… But seriously.. Jesus really really REALLY wants to take this burden from you. “Now may the Lord of Peace himself give you peace AT ALL TIMES and IN EVERY WAY.” (2 Thes 3:16)
This article was written by Brittany Zimmerman. Brittany is the founder of Love Life Ministries and focuses on helping women cope with everyday circumstances. By sharing God’s word Brittany helps you see your problems and how God can heal your souls through His word!
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