How many times in a day, week, or month do you ask, “What if…?” I know that when I start asking “What if…?” I’ve opened up the door to worry, fear, and anxiety. And that’s not a pleasant place to camp out.
There is a reason God told us over 300 times in the Bible to “Do not be afraid,” “Fear not,” and “Be anxious for nothing.” He knew we would struggle.
This year, as I worked on my next book for publication (releasing September, 2019) about exchanging our worry, fear, and anxiety for God’s promised peace, I had many opportunities to put it into practice. Many times “What if…?” got the better of me.
“What if my husband and son have an accident on their cross-country trip to move him into his apartment?”
“What if finances don’t improve?”
“What if the diagnosis is cancer?” and then, “What if chemotherapy doesn’t eliminate the cancer?”
Living in a pool of worry, fear, or anxiety is a miserable place to reside. It’s not God’s best for us, and it’s polar opposite to a life lived in peace, the peace He came to give, and the peace that defies our human understanding.
For what to do when anxiety hits and the rest of this article, join me as I guest post at crystaltwaddell.com. Click the link for the remainder of the article: www.crystaltwaddell.com/the-most-effective-way-to-brave-anxiety.
Because of Him, #HopePrevails!
This is a great post for me to read. I am a natural-born worrier. Heading over to read the rest of it now!
Laurie, I think many could describe themselves the same way…that’s why anxiety is considered the “common cold of mental illness”…But I’m so thankful God shows us a better way. #HopePrevails!
Thanks!! Blessings to you.
So true – worry is not where God wants us to live! Thank you for this discussion on what He wants us to do when anxiety hits.
So good to see you here Alyson. Worry is never God’s way. I’m so thankful He tells us His way instead. Blessings.