Many people struggle to deal with their negative emotions, especially anxiety. Hence, the Christian ministry Impact Video Ministries addressed this issue and shared three key moments on “how to handle anxiety.”
How To Handle Anxiety
Anxiety is real. It’s a feeling worse than worrying. People feel anxious about many things, especially when overwhelmed by their situation. Here are three keys we can use to handle anxiety.
Impact Video Ministries. (Screenshot). (2023). How to handle anxiety, Retrieved October 23, 2023 from: https://youtu.be/AGWWRfDvqEw
1.Rest your body.
In 1 Kings 19:4-5, Elijah, the Prophet, prayed to God that he would die because, at that moment, he was defeated by his circumstance. He asked God to take his life because he was depressed. But God answered by giving him food and letting him sleep again.
With that said, we can learn that “on way to combat anxiety and find rest is to physically take care of your body.”
2.Rest your mind.
In Philippians 4:6-7, Paul told the church of Philippi not to be anxious. He wrote, “Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus.”
This passage teaches believers how to respond whenever anxieties attack. Prayer and a heart that is filled with gratitude to God is the best way to overcome a troubled heart.
3.Rest your soul.
It says in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
This passage teaches believers to rest their souls in the truth of God’s Word and not on anything outside of God. Also, the ministry advises us to rest in our salvation in Jesus. Because that truth reminds us that God has already won the battle for us. And His love for us assures our soul that everything will be okay.
If you are someone struggling with anxiety or depression, follow the steps stated above because this will help you. Know that God cares, and He loves you so much.
Watch the entire message in the video below.
Reference | Impact Video Ministries
Header Image: Uday Mittal. (Photographer). (2021). Anxious Woman, Retrieved October 23, 2023 from: https://unsplash.com/photos/woman-in-gray-turtleneck-long-sleeve-shirt-bwKtz4YVtmA