Do you struggle with anxiety? You are not alone! As a child of God, anxiety should not get the best of you however, I know this is easier said than done. The sad part is when well-meaning believers say, “You’re just lacking faith and trust in God!” This is not true, so here is the truth about fighting anxiety everyone should know.

Fighting Anxiety The Best Easy Truth You Need Now to Fight It
Overcoming Anxiety With God

I’ve personally fought anxiety my whole life. That said, as a born-again child of God I know I shouldn’t let anxiousness get the best of me however this is easier said than done, especially after being abused for almost 15 years.

The sad part is when well-meaning Christians say, “Angie, you’re just lacking faith and trust in God!” This is not true, so I’m here to tell you the truth about fighting anxiety everybody should know.


Fighting Anxiety? The Best 8 Easy Truths You Need Now To Fight It

Fighting Anxiety | What is Anxiety and How Do We Fight It?

Let’s start with the definition. Anxiety is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.

It often includes panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Sadly, anxiety disorders are on the rise which makes it critical for the Church to understand and help those who are struggling with fighting anxiety in their lives.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
  • People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

Is Anxiety a Lack of Faith? God and Anxiety

In all honesty in today’s world is it any wonder you can find yourself fighting anxiety every day? You live in a cruel and dark world where Satan’s lies and schemes will distract you from the promises of God, therefore, leaving you open to fighting anxiety and spiritual attacks on your mind.

You know God’s truth and you trust in the promises of God, yet you still, struggle and can find yourself trapped in fear when fighting anxiety.

Yet the truth of the matter is much of what you spend your time worrying about never even happens. We need to trust overcoming anxiety with God, not our strength. Remember, God is in control!

Is Anxiety a Sin?

Any Christian GAD sufferer will tell you about the category difference between your faith and your physicality. It is entirely normal to be experiencing significant levels of anxiety on a ‘sight’ level whilst living a life of faith; trusting wholeheartedly in the promises of God.

Recently I found an article on fighting anxiety: Source…The Mind and Soul Foundation

Biblically it seems that there is no case to suggest that you cannot both be anxious and faithful to God. These two tracks of what is happening in the physical and the spiritual seem to be prerequisites to demonstrations of faith.

Take Psalm 56:3 as an example. It doesn’t say, “When I was afraid,” but “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Anxiety and trust co-exist. Equally, Paul attests to this duality when he says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.”(2 Corinthians 5:7)

This has been my own experience, but it has also been evident in the lives of thousands of other anxious Christians who by their struggles largely reflect a deeper level of trust and commitment to God than those untouched by diffuse anxiety.

Can You Overcome Anxiety with God?

YES, you can “overcome anxiety” with God’s word. His scriptures speak truth to your fearful heart and calm your anxiousness and worries. And as you choose to meditate on them, and pray them back to Him, you will be changed.

We’ll be set free from the burden of fear, the weight of worry, and anxiety. One of my favorite verses that has helped me numerous times when fighting anxiety is Isaiah 41:10.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

The words found in this verse are a reminder to your heart, not to be anxious or fearful. God is with you. He is your God. God strengthens you. God helps you. God upholds you with His righteous right hand.

Nothing within this verse says it’s up to you and me to make it through somehow by leaning on our strength does it?

It simply assures you that your God who never sleeps or slumbers, is at work, in you, through you, and He promises to hold you up. There’s no better, safer place to be than in the arms of God.

Trust the Promises of God’s Peace

Satan lies and will always be a slithering snake and lure you towards anxiousness. God offers us a never-ending peace that can never be found without Him. If you start feeling anxious start fighting anxiety with the very words of God.

I want you to read God’s truth and soak them in. Read them over and over. Pray them out loud until they become familiar and you can use them like fiery darts at Satan.

There is power when speaking God’s word! His words are “life” words, soothing to your soul, calming to your spirits, and giving power to your days.

It’s not always easy, and it often comes down to a choice:

  1. Choosing not to allow anxiety to control our lives.
  2. Choosing to guard our hearts.
  3. Choosing to focus our minds on what is truth.

You might still feel anxious, but you can know without a shadow of a doubt that God is with you. You may not be in control, but you can trust your God who is!

Know God Is in Control

When anxiety keeps occupying too much room in your mind and in your heart, God gives you the promise that He remains secure. He alone is your refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

No matter what you face, God is in control. It may seem as if life is too chaotic and uncertain, but God remains steadfast, immovable, and strong. Nothing takes God unaware.

God is fully able to show Himself strong on your behalf, as you allow Him to do what only He can do. What seems impossible to you, is possible for your mighty God. God will accomplish far more than you could ever think or imagine.

Spiritual Help for Fighting Anxiety

God longs to free you from “anxiousness” and wants to give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Nothing the world can offer you can do this, even the people and things you love most. Nothing else can fill you with the true peace and hope that only comes from knowing Christ.

God is your burden lifter, sweet friend. The promises of God are alive and well today. I’ve seen God bringing others through troubles time and time again. You can’t fight spiritual warfare on your own and it takes prayer.

You need God’s more than capable hands to speak the following truths to you. I read this in a devotional and it’s the very promise of God!

“Let me carry it for you. I’ve got this burden, and nothing is too big for me to handle, so you can let go, and keep moving on strong. I’m paving your way, leading you forward out of stuck places, covering you in my care.

I’m filling you with peace, with greater joy, no matter what the pressures of the week have been. You can know full well that I understand your struggle and I am here.”

Bible Verses About Anxiety

Come to me, all who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea. Psalms 46:2

And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

God is Our Refuge and Fortress

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,  my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.

Nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place the Most High, who is my refuge.

No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

On their hands, they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.

When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

With long life, I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. Psalms 91

Maybe you find yourself fighting anxiety or possibly panic attacks. Learn how to stop anxious thoughts before they start.

I’ve come to the realization that when you’re in a ministry wanting to reach others for the sake of the gospel, Satan will use his biggest weapon to stop you from reaching more people for the Kingdom of God.

Your Next Steps

You need Bible Verses to Overcome Anxiety close for easy access. You Can NOT allow Satan to defeat us with lies. With that being said, choose to look up and keep your eyes on Jesus and off the struggles that are making you anxious. Put on the Armor of God and be in His presence, his word, and keep on keeping on! Will, you consider reading a friend of mine’s posts about Christians and depression because Susan is an amazing writer?

Your Turn

God’s word gives you instructions to fight anxiety and spiritual attacks. Are you gonna start taking full advantage? Put on the Armor of God and be in His presence, his word, and keep on keeping on! Consider reading a friend of mine’s posts about Christians and depression because Susan is an amazing writer.

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