“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
It always bothers me to hear others tell people that anxiety means that one has little faith, because I believe that anxiety is natural for some people. Anxiety is defined as: “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” There are many types of anxiety, where some can be bad, others can be manageable and natural. Anxiety can sneak up on the most faithful, and cause great discomfort in their daily lives. Especially, if it’s big worries over little things. It is my belief that you can have strong faith, and still experience moments of anxiety. Your faith makes you feel sure that you will have the greatest outcome, whether it’s a what you want, or not. Anxiety will often show itself by having you worry about when the yes or no will arrive. To combat that, replace the thoughts and continue your day. Never allow your worries to weigh you down.
If you are struggling with a natural mild level of anxiety, relax! Try to involve yourself in things that will distract your mind from overthinking, continue to pray, and remind yourself that you are great regardless of the outcome. Ignore those who don’t speak positivity into your spirit, and be sure to whisper positive words to anyone that you meet who is struggling as well. Also, keep in mind that sometimes our anxieties can be our instincts warning us about things. Trust in yourself always.
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
Corrie ten Boom