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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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82 Comments

  1. Diana Kostecka says:

    I know that God will help and heal me. I am living proof of God and His goodness. Sometimes things get so overwhelming I feel like I am losing faith, then God shows me what he has been doing all along and I feel so guilty. I must keep on keeping on! God’s blessings to all.

  2. Robert "Mitch" Garner says:

    I need God to break these chains of fear in my life.

  3. Chuck says:

    Thank you all.

  4. David Benefield says:

    God is real!

  5. Christian Enaboifo says:

    Thank you, and please pray for me. I am clouded with health anxiety.

  6. Sheila says:

    I am so thankful that God cares!

  7. Millie says:

    I trust in God. I know He will help me get through this.

  8. Susie St. Clair says:

    My granddaughter is suffering from anxiety and is on medication for it. Please help me to help her. She’s 14 and a believer. Blessings, Susie

  9. Thresa Lane says:

    For almost 8 years I have prayed and believed and truly have trust in God to help me overcome my fears and anxieties. He has been faithful and it’s been a long process and I want to thank God for everything he has done and blessed me with. I can look back over the past where in the beginning I had so little faith. I had so much fear, so much anxiety. But God has brought me through so much. I’m going to continue to believe and trust God in my situation; that I will completely totally get over the phobias the anxiety and will have complete peace.

  10. Veronica says:

    I do get anxiety attacks, I have given my life to Jesus long ago, I am one of those who refuse to take drugs and believe God to take it away from me. He has not yet, but I will keep trusting Him. If I would do anything to see my children healed when they are sick, how much more God as I am His child, and He can, He can do anything. Why He sometimes takes longer to come through for one person and the next He heals instantly, I do not know, I just know He will. The cross gives me the surety. He did it all 2000 years ago.