We all have trials we deal with. Mine in life is anxiety. I’ve had trouble with it ever since I could remember that I’m not even really sure where or how it started. There have been seasons in my life when it has been harder to deal with than others.
Becoming a mother has definitely made it harder to contend with. I’m always transparent on my blog because I want to share my struggles with you. So that if you are dealing with what I am dealing with as well, maybe it can help you. So for the last year and a half, my anxiety has been amplified since the birth of my second child.
*If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, please see your physician. This post is meant for encouragement purposes only and in no way replaces medical advice.*
It’s been better the last few months…
But I still have times when I struggle. Lately has been one of those times. After over 30 years of life, I still don’t always understand what triggers it. Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that if people knew would think it’s stupid. But it’s very real to me in the moment.
I remember being a small child and my parents trying to help me with my anxieties. Philippians 4:6 has become a constant reminder in my life. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV)
The struggle continues
Giving my concerns to God
Starting a Bible Verse Journal
Cast your anxieties on Him
Here are a few of my favorite verses to help me when I am feeling anxious and I hope that they can help you too!
Philippians 4:6– “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV)
1 Peter 5:7– “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (NIV)
John 16:33– “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)
Psalm 94:19– “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” (NIV)
What are your favorite verses to help you in times of anxiety? Share this with someone you think may need a bit of encouragement in their battle with anxiety!
For more biblical resources on anxiety, check out this post and others featured on Unmasking The Mess!