What makes you anxious? Tell me? What do you worry about? Finances,work deadlines? Conflict at work? Conflict with your neighbour? Making the days appointment on time? Your kids? Family? Health? Going on a date with your crush? Facing the Giants?
Anxiety seems to be everywhere these days. Guilt can make you feel anxious?Loosing your temper? Sharing the truth? Cheating on your spouses? A biblical perspective offers a new source or strength. God loves humans and wants our happiness. We all blow it at times,by harmful actions or unhealthy attitudes,and miss His standards. One follower of Jesus outlined what he saw as Gods solution. “God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has FORGIVEN our sins” When we feel guilty,we can admit our works of the flesh and he will forgive us.
Take it from a guilty person,being forgiven is wonderful. And the complete forgiveness,freedom from guilt that Jesus offers is free.
Fear is another cause of anxiety. What is your greatest fear? What do you fear the most? Confrontation? Maybe financial abandonment or loss? Your loved ones walking away? Death? Your stomach,neck,shoulders tense up;your heart races;your mouth becomes like cotton and your breath gets short. Anxiety strikes! Faith can help allay circumstantial fear”Just believing that I am in Gods hand has helped keep me calm”or maybe I should say Calmer. My life is not fear free. I have become anxious speaking on anxiety! I can become fearful over an important project,a deadline or a strained relationship. Having God has not eliminated fear nor anxiety but I know whose hand to hold on to when they come.
Lack of friendship can also make you anxious. Divorce hurts,loosing a friendship or friends hurts. People can let us down and make mistakes in judgement.Wouldn’t the ultimate therapy consist in becoming involved with our creator? Apostle Paul said”I am convinced that nothing can separate us from his love. Death can’t,and life can’t…”. Good friends are wonderful and very  important,in the midst of pain they can help hold you up. Wouldn’t it be great to have a friend like that?
Faith in God can help treat causes of anxiety like guilt,fear and friendship-deficiency.
Anxiety plagues millions of us but God offers genuine peace. Is that worth considering? Pls BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING.

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talks, Penprofile.com, and Mental Wellness Society International. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation.

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