Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues today. Defined as a future-oriented response to a diffused threat, anxiety is not the same as fear, though the terms are often used interchangeably. Most of the time, people who experience anxiety don’t know the root cause. But when it happens, it can be debilitating. We at Abide recognize that simply saying “don’t be anxious” is not helpful. Sometimes professional intervention is needed. But we also recognize the power of prayer and meditation on God’s Word. Try samples of these 5 meditations from Abide to help fight anxiety when it comes.
Our Battle With Anxiety
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?Luke 12:25-26
Overcoming the Anxious Mind
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7
Faith Over Fear
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9
Facing Chronic Fear
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.John 14:26-27
God’s Peace Over Panic
You keep him in perfect peaceIsaiah 26:3-4
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
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Stephanie Reeves is a writer and the senior editor of Abide.