I speak a lot on worrying, and I’ve learned it is one of the most debilitating forms of anxiety. You’re constantly on edge and looking for bad things to happen, because your mind sends an overload of signals to warn you that something will (although it usually doesn’t). Oftentimes I’ll have anxiety for days on end, but it’s only because I’m constantly worrying about when. When will I get the promotion? When is God going to increase my finances? When is God going to send me my husband? When will I have kids? When will I get the multi-million dollar book deal? Or my all-time favorite, when will I no longer worry? The answer is simple, who knows when. Yet, what I do know is instead of worrying about when it’s going to happen, I’m looking to the One who is going to make it happen, God.
The Bible tells us to not worry about anything but instead pray to God about everything (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT). I won’t pretend that I always do, but when I do, He always eases my fears (anxiety). When was the last time you gave your struggles to God?
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