ever since i was in my mid-teens, one of my hugest burdens and battles in life has been… anxiety. bleh! of course, it seems like when i say anxiety, people think more like, “oh, well, what are you worried about?” but no, no, it isn’t quite the same as just being worried about something! i would describe it as a physical thing, often triggered emotionally by various areas of life, [people, places, scenarios, past experiences] that you’re sensitive to… which leads to worry, gloom, doom and a host of physical symptoms. it’s quite the proclivity!
thankfully, i’ve been able to keep a decent balance naturally and holistically and i’ve never taken medication for it… although i was once prescribed something for high school exams that made me laugh hysterically at socks. umm, i didn’t take that again. [that was also before i was pretty set against prescriptions unless totally necessary.] anyway, it seems that anxiety for me is always linked to my thyroid/adrenals/hormone levels… and vice versa! so, i try to keep those things in check. and no, i doubt my daily caffeine intake helps too much, but hey! coffee is important. 🙂
however, there are still days and situations where i just cannot for the life of me escape things. i have the tendency to take on everything i possibly can on my own… and when i get overwhelmed with the realization that i can’t do or control or fix it all, ugh. i break apart!
so, not long ago, i started collecting bible verses that just help me. i read over them when i need to, when i feel defeated. i’ll copy them down into a little journal and for so many reasons it’s calming! i need to be better at trusting. and letting go. i need to learn to have peace with God being in control. because how nice is it that God actually really wants to take care of us?
these verses are some i have found to be so encouraging!
oh, and i loved loved loved this quote i saw on she reads truth that said,
ps. got a fav encouraging verse or quote? please share if so!!