The Cure for Anxiety

I’ve been more stressed out this summer than I have in my whole life. With school, writing, and various personal problems, it just kept stacking up to the point where every little thing seemed like an added weight. None of these things by themselves were huge, and I couldn’t pinpoint one thing as the major problem. But all together, them were overwhelming, overpowering, and I constantly felt down.

I knew that shouldn’t have been how I was feeling. I knew I shouldn’t have been letting all that stress and anxiety over everything be getting to me. I knew the verse very well:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

I’ve been wanting to do a post on this for a while. Because really, the answer to getting rid of anxiety is right there. And I just kept dwelling on all the stress.

I was reading someone else’s post on this recently. I think they had a point when they said that stress is a normal emotion. We’re going to feel it at times. It’s when we choose to dwell on it- that’s wrong. The Bible clearly says “Do not be anxious…” but “let your requests be made known to God.”

I kept dwelling on it. And it was no fun, honestly. Everything just felt out of whack, and I wasn’t giving it to God. I was constantly dwelling on it. Constantly. I’ve honestly never felt so overwhelmed.

I wanted everything to be better, and fixed. I wanted time to stop. It was going too fast. But I couldn’t change any of that. I could only change my attitude.

And- finally- I prayed about it. I asked God to help me not be so stressed, and to give me the “…peace of God, which surpasses all understanding…” And you know what? I can honestly say, I’m not quite so anxious about things.

That’s not to say the stressful situations went away. Believe me, school definitely didn’t disappear out the blue! xD But I’m not anxious about it anymore. My personal problems? I’m not so focused on them.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life…And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Matthew 6:25,27

I’m writing this post as much for me as I am for y’all. I still haven’t got it down completely. But I’m asking God for that peace, and it does help.

So whatever you’re going through, or anxious about, or stressing over, whether it be school, friends, work, writing, things that need to get accomplished, personal problems- don’t dwell on it! It won’t add a single hour to your life. Pray and ask for God’s peace. That’s the cure for anxiety!

Is there something causing you to be anxious? Let me know how I can pray for you!

2 thoughts on “The Cure for Anxiety”

  1. Aaahh yes, this is SO true. This summer for me was also super stressful. In fact, the whole year has felt like one big wave of stress pushing me down again and again, no matter how many times I’ve tried to get up.

    God truly is the only cure for anxiety like that. We have to get out of our heads and realize that He knows everything that’s going to happen, and us worrying about it isn’t going to change anything.

    Great post ❤

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