Christmas is perhaps the time of year, other than Resurrection Sunday, when the world focuses most on the birth of Jesus Christ, His purpose for coming to earth, and the reason we celebrate the season. This is a time of year when many may be more receptive to hearing about our faith, while others need the encouragement our faith offers us. Whether you’re making homemade Christmas ornaments for the tree, or wanting encouraging Christmas Bible Verses for cards, I’m sure one of these will suit the need perfectly.
There is no concern quite like the concern a parent has for a child. Especially a parent whose child suffers from anxiety. Worry, fear, and anxiety are crippling. Debilitating. Paralyzing. Parents long to help but just don’t know how. Read more for coping tips during anxiety producing situations as well as what parents should say, what not to say and what to do.
As I watched people come and go in the surgical waiting room, I clearly saw the telltale signs of anxiety: people pacing, others crying, some talked nonstop about nothing of importance to fill the quiet empty space, and most fidgeted in some form or fashion.
I was having to fight hard against the spirit of fear as the clock painstakingly ticked the seconds and minutes by. Thoughts raced through my head faster than a ball in a pinball machine. My stomach also gave my anxious condition away, as I sat feeling like a boulder had grown there overnight.
How do you get rid of worry, fear, and anxiety?
Having been a neuropsychologist for nearly three decades, I can spot the signs: wringing the hands, chewing the bottom lip, and bouncing the leg. For others, the signs might include pacing back and forth, or fiddling with something in their hands. There are days I feel like I can barely walk and talk at the same time but watching them do all that simultaneously could wear me out. The thing was, they aren’t even aware they were doing any of it, but they were all a sign of a much bigger issue: worry and anxiety. The question is, where do anxiety, worry, and fear come from? And, what can we do about them?
Somehow during life’s most tumultuous times, we can forget God’s simple commands and His promise of provision. God tells us to surrender and trust Him. But, how do we choose trust over worry, fear, and anxiety?