It’s extremely difficult to stop myself in the middle of an anxiety attack and pray. I struggle with giving my worries to the Lord. Some verses I have been trying to have ready for when I can’t breathe and my brain is going to explode are:
Philippians 4:6-7 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.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
Romans 8:18 The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.
These are all verses I have memorized and know I need to be meditating on when I feel the anxiety rising…but I don’t. I know I need to cry out to God and just ask Him to calm my mind and I can’t. It’s so exhausting. It’s mentally draining to cling to the control and deal with the anxiety.
I’m not a huge fan of the New Year’s resolutions, I’m one of those people who sees it as just a new year…not anything special. But I really hope in 2019 my anxiety gets under control. Am I doing anything to make that happen? Yes. I am spending more time in the Word, intentionally reading and meditating, and talking to God about my control/anxiety issues. Am I doing it as much as I should be? No. I’m also going to start seeing a therapist and psychiatrist and get my medication under control. So there’s that.
Now to just get through this last week of work that’s causing me a lot of stress…