Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
In scripture, the word "anxious" actually means "to worry". So...this verse of scripture is telling us not to worry about anything.
But....if you look up the word anxious....here's what you get (according to Merriam-Webster)....
characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding fear about some contingency
"uneasiness of mind".....how many of you can relate to that term?
I've had this "problem" for most of my life....and notice I didn't say my adult life.....actually as far back as I can remember. I've blamed it on PMS.....in more recent years menopause.....even blamed it on others. When I get "anxious" about something....and sometimes it doesn't take much (being rushed....caught in traffic....too many questions being thrown at me at once.....noise).
I find I have trouble thinking straight.....and often don't want to be around others. It becomes one of those never ending cycles because I feel guilty that I'm feeling upset about whatever it is....even though I feel that I can't help myself....but, then I wonder why I can't....or don't....or didn't.....just take the time to stop and pray and ask God to help me thru the anxiety!!!
So....am I the only one who feels this way?
Share your thoughts????
Blessings to each of 'ya!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!