You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 NLT
Nearly one third of adults experience crippling anxiety at some point in their lives, with more women than men being affected. Not only is life disrupted, but the fallout surrounding the anxiety can be life damaging (e.g. job, relationship, financial loss). Is it inevitable, or is there a way to avoid this?
Anxiety is helped, even when not immediately eliminated, by living the life of faith in Jesus Christ. It is effective, and has no negative side effects. The above scripture verse has calmed me through small and large life storms.
Recently when there were major decisions to be made and time was slipping away, I felt myself getting stressed. As I prayed about it, this verse popped into my mind. (I had memorized it years ago and depend on it pretty regularly.) As I reviewed and internalized it, the stress just began melting away. Every time I would begin getting stressed again, I began repeating it again. Who better to go to for peace than the Prince of Peace??
If you struggle with anxiety, and especially if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you won’t be sorry for making this part of your remedy plan for stress. It is a “must memorize” verse. Anxiety is wiped away as you repeat and practice it. God honors His word!
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