Written by Angie Dailey
For some, anxiety is a way of life. I see it every day in the decisions we make, in the way we live. It is a delicate balance of emotion, heartache and for me, faith. I have great anxiety over what people think of me, and I tend to take things personally when I really shouldn’t, because it’s not rational. The anxiety I have dealt with often makes me physically ill. The emotional turmoil is just awful, and the side effects can be devastating.
In scripture, the verse from Philippians 4:6-7 is my go to.
6″Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I have never had trouble bringing my request to God- the trouble I have is letting it go the moment I give it to Him. I just want to hang on, but I have no idea why. Maybe the fear that grips me with my anxiety is too much for me to handle, maybe what I need is some peace about my situation. So I pray for peace, as in the second part of this passage, and like a flood it washes over me. Every single time I pray for peace, I get it.
The real trick for me is recognizing my anxiety before it gets to the uncontrollable point of physical illness and emotional distress. There are times when I actually talk myself down. I will say out loud to myself…
Everything is good with Jesus, coffee and a little inspiration to start the day. Hello,I am Angie Dailey. I spend most of my time with my hub’s, adult and at home kiddos, and grandchildren-enjoying every minute of their lives is fascinating to me. I am truly blessed to be able to write on my own blog, and to share the Creator of the Universe with you. I love coffee, friends, family and my chickens. I live in a rural area of Ohio where the corn is a great privacy fence and there is always room for one more around our table. I hope you enjoy what you read and come visit me at www.angiedailey.com