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By   •   February 8, 2011   •   Topics: ,

Q:

The doctor has put me on medicine for my anxiety, but I'm not sure it does much good. My wife tells me to read the Bible and pray, and I do sometimes, but I can't see that it really helps, either. What am I missing? Am I wrong to take this drug?


A:

The most important truth I can tell you is that God knows all about your situation, and He loves you and wants to help you overcome it. And this can happen, as you learn to thrust your worries into His hands.

This doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong for you to be on medicine for your anxiety; it may be one of the ways God uses to help you. Our minds and our bodies are enormously complicated; sometimes things don’t work the way they should, and medicine may be necessary.

But the most important discovery you can make is that God loves you just as you are, and therefore you can commit every fear and every worry into His hands. If He didn’t love you, you’d have no reason to do this — but He does love you, and therefore you can. If He loved you enough to send His only Son into the world to die for you, won’t He continue loving you, both now and forever?

Begin by turning to Jesus Christ and asking Him to come into your life. Then ask Him every morning to remind you of His love during the day — and when anxieties threaten to overwhelm you, thank Him once again for His presence with you. In addition, let the Bible’s promises fill your mind and heart. The Bible says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

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71 Comments

  1. Reena kurian says:

    Amen

  2. John says:

    I am having anxiety at this moment. It has always be there. I learn to control it but at this time I need God’s help to get over the anxiety. I know God will make all things possible. I am suffering greatly due to death in the family, finances and health of myself. I need the Lord more than ever in my life. I do thank him each day but my life seems so far from him and the things I am going through is overwhelming. God loves me this I know for his words tell me so.

  3. Donna says:

    I also have thought that I was being unfaithful if I took medication. I felt that as I read this, God answered my prayers. I have been fighting as though for my life with anxiety and fear. I have been praying, reading God’s Word, and watching Christian TV and feeling so alone. Please forgive me Jesus, I know you are with me, loving me through it all. I pray that we can all give it to you and you will fight our battles for us in the precious name of Jesus, amen. Please remember me in your prayers, and I will also pray for all that are suffering. I believe God will give us all peace and joy. Amen.

  4. Mai Yuriko says:

    All this time I’ve been afraid to take medicine because I thought it was contrary to my faith with the Word of God. When I read this my question was answered. Thank you.

  5. Terry Watts says:

    Thank you so much. Life is very difficult and scary right now, and I am praying for peace. You just gave me a step toward that. Thanks again.

  6. yolanda says:

    May God grant His peace upon all of us. I’m 34 and I’ve been struggling with anxiety for about a year. I’ve had numerous panic attacks. I had one which I don’t even want to experience again. I am a believer. I thank God when others are thinking suicide he led me to him. I know that he has a purpose for my life and that the devil knows that. He attacks the righteous but I know that the Almighty will never leave me or forsake me. The devil has tried to attack me with sickness but he will not prevail. I have to go to the dr. for an ultrasound and also for an endoscopy which I know will all be negative by the grace of the Almighty God. Keep praying for me.

  7. J R says:

    Praise to the Lord! This segment has been so helpful. And as I minister to the people at the Salvation Army tonight in Dallas, TX, part of this message will be shared. God bless and thank you.

  8. Ololade Atinmo says:

    God loves me and everyone. We should trust Him.

  9. Anandam says:

    Really inspiring. May God bless all of us.

  10. Fran says:

    I’m so concerned and worried, I am struggling with a home that we are trying to hold onto and not lose it. I am a Christian.