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A few years ago, every waking moment was filled with anxiety. My body began to do strange things like becoming dizzy; my legs would feel weak, and I couldn’t make it through the day without lying down for a few hours.
I never knew when these random symptoms would hit, so I was anxious. I used to have a bag I carried around full of items that would make me feel better if a random problem would occur.
For almost a year, I didn’t drive, and when I did, I’d white-knuckle the steering wheel.
My life became run by my anxiety.
Anxiety is a Part of Life
Here’s the truth, everyone deals with anxiety in some form during life.
Moving to a new area, getting a new job, starting college, or talking in front of people are all anxiety-inducing activities.However, for some of us, anxiety can descend and take our life away. #anxiety #hopeforanxiety #anxietyrelief Click To Tweet
Anxiety becomes thick and feels like it’s swallowing us whole.
If we’re honest, anxiety before public speaking is warranted. But anxiety that has no cause is hard to swallow (and get rid of).
Anxiety is Not Your Label
Once anxiety descends, many times it’s hard to break free and return to the life we knew or even get to the life we always wanted.
First and foremost let me tell you, you are not anxious.
You might have had anxiety, but you are not anxious.
Friend, for the longest time I thought I’d always have my sidekick called anxiety. I actually stopped dreaming and living life because I felt like as long as it was near I couldn’t enjoy anything.
I labeled myself, and soon I started to believe that label. Friend, hear me out, you might be struggling right now, but God has a way: He will use your anxiety to grow you.
God Has Covered All Those Anxious Moments in Life
Anxiety and fear like to go hand in hand. This duo likes you to believe that “the what ifs” in your life will happen so you need to cover all bases.
God’s word tells us otherwise.
We don’t have to cover any bases because God has covered it all.
God has given us victory to overcome this nasty twosome.God has given us victory to overcome anxiety and fear! #anxietyrelief #overcomer #unmaskingthemess Click To Tweet
(Philippians 4:6-7, MSG).
6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
One Antidote to Anxiety
Right there in this verse, God gives us one of the best antidotes to worry: its prayer and incorporating it into our life.
Not just once a day or before we eat, but anytime that noxious worry or anxiety likes to rear its ugly head.
After dealing with anxiety for a few years on prescription meds, I decided that I was still having anxious moments in spite of a daily dose of medication.
After some praying and learning more about anxiety, I began looking for more natural anxiety relief.
Let me stop right there and tell you that I have no negative opinions about needing medication in life.
God has blessed us with the science and the ability to treat many conditions we suffer from.
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To learn more about me and my story and what I have found for all natural anxiety relief!
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