Wednesday, November 20, 2013

10 Verses for When You're Anxious


If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen the list of 10 Verses for When You're Anxious. If you don't already follow me, you should!

I've shared before, but one of the things I struggle with in this life is anxiety. I am a worrier, a stresser, a panicker. I worry about things that COULD happen, or might happen, haunted by the "what-ifs." Sometimes social situations and big crowds make me anxious, confrontation makes me anxious, dogs I don't know, a messy house, etc. etc etc. make me anxious.

On Monday, I was feeling especially worked up over some big life-changes that are on the horizon for our family on my way home from work. There are a lot of things I can do to help relieve anxiety, but I felt my bible calling my name, so I sat down at my desk and just thumbed through it, looking for verses that helped me when I felt an anxiety attack coming on. These verses were not hard for me to find because they are so marked up, some of them have the pages folded or tear drops on the pages, verses that I've clung to while caught in fear.  I wrote myself a list in my journal, and want you to have the list too for those times of worry, of stress, of fear. For the times life seems out of control, the times you don't know how you can whether the storm you're in, the times you don't know what is on the other side of the door.


I purposely didn't write these out for you because it was a wonderful time of worship for me to look up each of these verses, read them, and reflect on God's promises. I hope you will do this too. He is who he says he is. He will take care of us, He calms our hearts, He provides for us, He loves us and will never leave us alone. Remember that today my friends!


11 comments:

  1. i needed this so bad today! I've had a week full of anxiety and sometimes it's hard to get control of. thanks for sharing!

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  2. thank you so much for sharing! and how comforting to know we aren't alone in the struggle, thanks for being real!

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  3. I just saw you were following my blog and popped over to say hi. This post couldn't have been more perfectly time- definitely something I needed to read today. Thank you!!

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  4. Amen, friend! I too can be very anxious, I work myself up so much! These verses will definitely be a great reminder that The Almighty has it all under control for me : )

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  5. Glad you posted this! I am going to take the time to read them!

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  6. Thankful for these and you! I will be marking these verses ASAP.

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  7. I love this! You've inspired me to spend my quiet time this evening looking up these verses and writing them in my prayer journal.

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  8. thank you for this list. my anxiety has been so bad this week and I am always in need of some verses to calm me.

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  9. Oh' we are so alike Brittany. Thank you for sharing your list so I can make a copy to keep in my bible.

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  10. Girl I swear that my name starts with an A so that Anxious Amber is a cute sounding alliteration that is, in fact, not that cute. But really, I turn into a sweaty hot mess of anxiety on the regular and so many of these are the verses that I cling to in those moments… Because little by little they make me feel better.

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  11. Brittany, your blog is so beautiful and encouraging. Love it so much <3

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