DEPRESSION

If you’re feeling anxious today

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Anxiety is not a sin. Anxiety is not a character flaw. Anxiety is not a death sentence.

What anxiety is, is the way some people’s brains respond to negative words, people, circumstances. Some people respond to these things with headaches, backaches, stomaches, all if which carry a certain these are ok kind of acceptance about them. That’s probably why few people really want to call their anxiety what it is.

Society accepts these other complaints as only physical because they don’t know the strong connection between physical complaints and mental health.

If you’re feeling anxious today, don’t be afraid to name it as anxiety. Once you call it what it is, it’s sting goes away and we can focus on doing those things that will relieve it.

For me though, identifying my anxiety then means looking inside myself then to figure out what’s causing it.

That might well mean putting moi first-not a bad thing at all. It means doing what we enjoy and avoiding certain conversations. It means speaking positive words to ourselves and others. It means counting our blessings. But mostly it means trusting God. God sees your anxiety and He doesn’t condemn you for it. He only asks you to let Him help with it.

Today, don’t let your anxiety get the best of you. It’s only a feeling. It’s harmful to you only if you allow it to be.

Anxiety is not weakness and nothing to be ashamed of anymore than the physical symptoms listed above. Give yourself a break where that is concerned.

Actually one could safely say that at least anxiety is a symptom of an intelligent, thinking individual. How many self-centered, shallow people do you know that get anxious?

Anyway, God bless have a great day.

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this. Lately the fear that my anxiety might be disappointing the Lord has really been a problem. I think that often, people like to believe that being close to the Lord means no anxiety. I just can’t see that being true. Anyway, it was nice to read this honest and positive post. A positive post about anxiety, that is different and much needed. 🙂

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    • I’ve heavily researched anxiety and depression. I’ve come to the conclusion that mental health issues should be considered in the same vein as any other illness. As I said in the post, we readily accept other physical conditions as normal and never even consider that almost ALL physical illness has a mental component. While I used to get down on myself about my anxiety as some sort of terrible sin, I don’t anymore. I simply acknowledge it and bring it to God just as He says in Phillipians four.

      I sometimes even think my anxiety draws closer to God because I have to rely on Him more thank at people.

      Thank you for commenting and God bless you today.

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        • It’s hard for me to understand how people pick and choose what they call sin. God made it very clear on OT and Jesus made very clear in NT what sin is-never once is depression/anxiety etc listed. Of course, there is a great many verses…… Oops this is turning into a post. No. It really is. Be on the look out! Thanks for your comments and I hope it helped.

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