Anxiety is defined as a painful uneasiness of the mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. It produces an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension, and is often marked by sweating, tension, and an increased pulse. Frequently, self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with certain situations prompts anxiety.
Anxiety can stem from childhood traumas and fears, even when a person does not remember circumstances or instances. Still, it can plague their present-day life with unexpected and overwhelming feelings of anxiety.
People who struggle with anxiety feel limited and bound by this emotion. A person who is in the middle of an anxiety attack can become immobilized. This can cause social, relational, and occupational challenges which may compel a person to live within limitations to avoid pain and uneasiness.
A restricted life feels like the only option for the person with this struggle. Although, they dream of it being otherwise, they are quickly brought back to reality by impending concern. It is a continuous and weary cycle.
Whatever the source of the original trouble, the problem can always be traced back to one root issue: the frailty of the human spirit. What feeble people we are! Many do not realize it. But the one who struggles with anxiety knows it with all certainty. This creates a unique opportunity for the healing process to start. The truth is that we are but dust. Our very next breath for survival comes only by God’s constant provision. It is God who upholds the weak–something we are by design.
A common mistake for those who struggle with anxiety is longing for worldly confidence. Yet, self-assurance leads to even greater disillusionment. Anxiety’s presence, on the other hand, is a blessing in disguise–a reminder of the feebleness of the human condition. It is the beginning of discovering strength through the Holy Spirit. God is pleased to show Himself strong on behalf of the weak in this world.
The Scriptures teach that … “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong …”(1 Corinthians 1:27).
If you are someone who struggles with anxiety, there is help, hope, and divine strengthening to be had. Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking helps us understand how the emotion of anxiety effects our lives and how we can overcome.
Joy and peace come from learning to walk in the design God has for our thinking. Every day we battle with old thought patterns and emotions that hold us captive. Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking leads us step by step; taking us deep into truths that set us free to live into a new narrative, one of confidence and purpose—the story we were meant to live.