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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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38 Comments

  1. Evelyn Cardona says:

    Thank you…

  2. George Sutton says:

    Thank you, Father God, for being with your people as we attempt to overcome our trials here on Earth. Thank You for your many promises that you will not leave us nor forsake us.

  3. sumanth says:

    Praise the Lord

  4. zeman says:

    It was very helpful to read a word of God on this article and thank you.

  5. Lasunda says:

    I’m dealing with anxiety and I feel like I’m going crazy losing my mind thinking that I’m going to die, I have went to my doctor which he gave me s heart test to prove to me that I’m ok now I’m on medication for anxiety. I pray to GOD for him to just take this feeling away from me and let me live my life like I did before. I didn’t realize that other people are going through the same thing like me I have read what you been writing and it have helped me alots I’m going to give GOD my fears and worries.

    1. Arasely reyes says:

      Lasunda , i am going through the same thing i am 35 and have recently had some health issues outta no where , i have had test run and all seems to be well but my anxiety is so bad that i feel like im going to die everyday i think about leaving my kids behind and that makes me have full blown panic attacks. I will be praying for you ! This is the worst feeling but we will get through it ! Lord we come to you and ask that you wrap your arms around us and give us the peace we need to overcome these feelings , in Jesus name we pray amen