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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anxiety

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!!!
ARGH!!!

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!!!

4 comments:

  1. Oh Deb, you have no idea how many times you hit the nail right on the head. Sometimes what you write is just like looking in the mirror. Why do we get so anxious about things? Be blessed my friend, and thanks once again for sharing your heart.

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  2. I wish and wish for an answer concerning this job. I am really beginning to get impatience.
    Also, I am going to an previous employer party Friday. I'm just going for the free food will not have to cook dinner the entire family is invited YA!!!. Pray for me I'm just not looking that forward to it.

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  3. I learned much about anxiety in the year 2000...do you remember when my kids had 3 wrecks (2 totaled vehicles) in 3 weeks. I learned then to bend my knees and bow my head when anxiety hits, but I have to keep on learning it. I think that it is my desire to "control" things that I know that are not within my control. Thanks for reminding me.
    Love you bunches!

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  4. Anxiety! You said the word "ARGH". Going through it now, especially when there may be 2 routes opening up and both are in P.F. and I really don't want to go down there and just to learn a new full route too. And of course other things in my life, yet I have taken them to the Lord and I have some peace with it but that bug in my stomach is back just like about 2 to 3 years ago when I was on the hospital route and the other sub stuck me with everything and it got a lot of mail. Everytime the phone rang then and rings now my stomach just turns over. Anxiety, argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love ya............. :)

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