Being anxious has become a “normal” part of life for many in today’s society. Life can present daunting challenges, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. The Bible reminds us that, as Christians, we should not succumb to anxiety because God has given us the power to overcome these feelings through faith in Him.
Being anxious for nothing is essential for us to glimpse the grace and perspectives of God about our life struggles. Anxiety is a part of the human condition. It can be normal to feel an anxious feeling in life, but it can also be debilitating and irrational. The problem with anxiety is it tends to become our normal because we are always thinking about what might happen instead of focusing on what is happening right now. We know that God has control over what happens in our lives and that as His children, He will never allow anything to happen that we do not want for us (see Psalms 23:4)
The best way for us to go about overcoming feelings of anxiety is through faith in God and His promises to us. We can put our trust in Him completely, knowing that all things work together for good for those who love God (see Romans 8:28).
In this article, we’ll discuss how Christians can practice being anxious for nothing by using Bible verses and prayer as a basis for their faith. We will also look at practical ways to manage anxiety in our day-to-day lives so that we can trust that God will take care of us when times get tough.
Before getting into Scripture, let’s first talk about what anxiety is. Anxiety is a feeling of tension or dread that comes from an exaggerated thought or concern over a possible negative event. People with anxiety feel they might be in an unsafe situation, or they may obsess over themselves and their thoughts. They may also avoid certain situations and seek out others (1). In short, people with anxiety experience more than the average person. (2)Anxiety can be triggered by various experiences such as death in the family, animals dying unexpectedly, arguments with friends and loved ones, moving to a new area, and changes in routine. More than half of people with depression are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.
Some common coping mechanisms that people use to deal with anxiety include: joining a club or group, being in the company of friends or family members, using alcohol/drugs, self-harm (cutting/punching oneself etc.), smoking cigarettes/weed, putting off responsibilities and avoiding tasks that may cause stress such as exams, job interviews, and social interactions. What is a normal progression (pattern) of anxiety symptoms? Mood changes, and physical symptoms, but some may have trouble finding the right words to describe these feelings. So they might talk about black dogs or dark thoughts in their head. This makes it difficult for others to understand them. Over time, this pattern becomes noticeable as people start to avoid things that make them anxious, including going out and interacting with others because the fear of saying something weird or embarrassing themselves is too much for them to handle. . What are common physical symptoms of anxiety? Heart palpitations, clammy hands, abdominal pain, dizziness.
Faith and spirituality can be a powerful tool in managing anxiety symptoms. Praying and meditating can help to reduce stress levels, calming the mind and body, while connecting with a higher power or divine force can provide comfort, hope, and peace. Practicing gratitude and focusing on the positive aspects of one’s life can also be beneficial in relieving anxiety symptoms. Furthermore, having faith in oneself and believing that everything will work out can help to improve overall well-being and happiness.
Please note that I am not a medical doctor. Some people may need the help of medication for a season or for a lifetime to help with their anxiety symptoms. However, I know that for some faith/ spirituality in action is their only tool to help cope with this broken world. I am not a professional, I’m just someone who cares about the suffering of people. I hope that this article gives you some new insights as to how to help those struggling with anxiety.
Anxiety for Nothing
A common theme in the Bible is that we have to have faith. Faith is a method by which we can trust God to take care of us despite what may happen. This can be a challenge for many Christians because when people are anxious, they often feel like their anxiety has merit because of the events that are happening around them. Furthermore, when things go wrong and people seem to struggle more than usual, anxiety often takes over as a sense of entitlement and self-protection against what could happen. So how do we practice having faith in God while avoiding anxiety? By using Bible verses and illustrations to help us understand what the Bible says about God’s protection. Anxiety is a real struggle. Sometimes it may feel overwhelming like we can’t do anything to stop it.
But there are things we can do to lessen our anxiety without giving into panic and trying to avoid the source of our anxiety. One way is by believing in God and His power as described in Psalms 37:4 which says, “Deliver me from the anxiety of fear; for thou wilt surely distinguish between my enemies and me.” Another way is by using faith-based strategies for managing anxiety. Anxiety can feel like a fight, even though it’s not a physical battle. Sometimes it may feel overwhelming like we can’t do anything to stop it. But there are things we can do to lessen our anxiety without giving into panic and trying to avoid the source of our anxiety.
The most common method psychologists and mental health professionals train people who are anxious to manage their symptoms is to focus on their breath. But It’s His breath in our lungs and who better to call on than the one who created this autonomous system of getting air into the body! Count your breaths then praise the one who gave you breath. None of this is easy or simple. I want you to be encouraged today that every day, every hour you can begin anew. That the battle for your mind is not yet over and that you’re not stuck with anxiety for the rest of your life. We serve a living God who is involved in all the details of our lives, including our anxiety.