Carissa’s Corner : Anxiety

So my original goal was to find only one verse for me to go off of for this post but as I was reading I found several. So we are going to go off of all of them, because why not?

1 Peter 5:7 - “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Matthew 6:25-31 & 33-34 - “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They neither labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’”

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of Its own.”

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These verses have been my comfort for a while now, as I feel like every single thing in life lately is completely unpredictable. Which if you know me, you know that really freaks me out. I’m a planner, and I like to know whats going to happen next at all times. Yes I know that's impossible. Hopefully I’m not the only one. I feel like my brain is on overload and I’m anxious about anything it’s possible to be anxious about and trying to fix it myself just isn’t working out very well. I’m trying to learn to give everything to God and trust him. He knows, and he cares. Nothing at all is too insignificant to bring to him in prayer, and its never a waste.

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I wanted to share some activities that have been helpful to me when coping with my anxiety, in hope that it may be helpful to some of you as well.

*Music is something that really speaks to me, it always has. Sometimes I just lock myself in my room, put on my headphones and listen to my favorite songs and sing praises, it brings me a lot of peace.

*Prayer, try to have your day be a continual prayer and anytime that you get anxious give it to God right then and there and leave it with him.

*Studying his word. Try to find some verses that talk about what you’re going through, choose one to memorize.

We may not know what’s going to happen next, but God does. And its nice to know that we can trust our future in his hands no matter what happens, no matter if its what we think we wanted, no matter if it wasn’t what we expected, it will be what’s best for us. Because he loves us. I really hoped this helped some of you that have felt the same way as I have lately. God bless.

Carissa Hendricks


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9 Comments on “Carissa’s Corner : Anxiety

  1. These are great reminders, Carissa!
    I deal a lot with anxiety and then I realize it gets me nowhere - certainly not putting focus on God. I, too, love music and how it can calm me and help me focus.

    It will be nice to read your thoughts each week!
    God bless -
    Lynn

  2. Way to go Carissa!
    Your post is GREAT!
    Looking forward to reading MUCH more from you ❤❤
    Love ya sweet girl (young lady!!)

  3. Your thoughts and your post are very uplifting! Very helpful and informative! Keep up the great work!

  4. Awesome post Carissa! Congrats!
    Great idea to post about anxiety, as it's soooo prevalent, yet often is hidden & not talked about. I too suffer from anxiety & it can bite when least expected.
    One of my fave author quotes is from Corrie ten Boom: "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." Sooooo true! Just wish I could remember that ALL the time!! LOL!
    Looking forward to more from Carissa's Corner! Blessings. Kerryn (from South Australia)

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