Anxiety is a battle. If you suffer from anxiety, then you understand that battle.
What if you gave that anxiety to God and quit looking at it as a bad thing?
I just finished reading The Anxious Christian…Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good? by Rhett Smith.
The concepts, ideas, and messages in this short little book have been life changing words for my once very anxious soul. The book is now filled with highlighted sections and my scribbled words in the white spaces of the margins.
Page 101…When you finally acknowledge your own anxiety and face it for what it is, then you enter into that reimagining process as God takes your anxiety and helps you follow Him into the places He is calling you toward. He is calling you into a relationship where your anxiety is dependent on Him and not the things you do. (Rhett Smith)
Over the past several months, I have discovered that being open with people whom I trust about my anxiety, seeing a counselor at the advice of a friend, pouring myself into prayer and God’s Word, and reading helpful things like this book, have really carried me and guided me on my journey over anxiety.
There is such healing power in truth and understanding. As my eyes are opened to the “why’s” behind my anxious thoughts, then it is easier for me to take a step forward and not become stuck in a place of anxiety.
If you struggle with anxiety, I encourage you to read this book as part of your healing process over anxiety. Yes, anxiety is still a part of my life, but it no longer defines me. When I feel anxious thoughts coming on, I turn them over to God.
God really does care about our anxieties and He can and will use everything for His good in our lives, even anxiety.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28