For years and years I have struggled with anxiety. Before I became a follower of Jesus, I didn’t know what to do about it. I would feel sick to my stomach and have terrible heart palpitations.
Since then, though, I would be frustrated that I didn’t feel instant peace when I prayed for it. Then
I learned a great secret: focus on God, not my situation. The advent of the iPod helped me tremendously as I created a playlist of songs that glorified God and helped me focus on who He is. Anytime I felt anxious, I would plug in that playlist and rest in the arms of my Savior.
Now, if I think I’m in a situation that might be anxiety producing, I am proactive, and start the music even before I feel the anxiety. And guess what? The instances of anxiety have greatly lessened.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.The one who fears is not made perfect in love” 1 John 4:18.
Perfect love, perfectly at peace. Ahhhhhhh.
Thankful today for:
I’ve been told that I already said what 59 was yesterday, so I’ll change it here:
62. a night at home after a busy day