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?
Last week’s episode was about what exactly is worry, fear, and anxiety, and where do they come from. In this episode, we’re talking about the role that our trust in God plays and how we sacrifice our peace.
If you have ever experienced worry, fear, or anxiety, then this is the perfect episode for you!
Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises provides the tools to cope with the crushing emotional burden of anxiety now and shows how to reclaim God’s peace as a way of life so that the grip of anxiety can be broken. Read more about this resource here.