Battling Anxiety

I speak to a lot of women, both single and married, and many of us struggle with anxiety. We worry about our marriages, children, financial stability, and maybe even our purpose in life. Or we have anxiety because our lives lack some of those very things (marriage, children, money, or purpose).

When it comes down to it, the root cause of some of our anxiety can be traced back to a lie we believe…

If I were a better mother, my children wouldn’t behave this way.

I need to lose weight to be attractive.

There must be something wrong with me.

I’m not good enough.

I am in control of my life.

The battle to replace lies with truth is something we all face, regardless of marital status. When facing lies, we must put as much truth in our lives as possible. Ch 2 quotes trust

 

Accepting God’s truth from the Bible is a great place to start. It helps us remain in the present moment instead of jumping to the future:

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.” Psalm 62:5 (NIV)

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

This week, I’ll be sharing some quotes from my upcoming book, Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman (Beacon Hill Press, Oct 2014), as we look at how to trust God more and maybe fret a little less.

Be blessed!

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6 responses to “Battling Anxiety

  1. So very true that our anxieties are not rooted in truth but rather in lies we are believing…great reminder to look to scripture to overcome those lies! Can’t wait to see more from the book this week!

  2. I agree and this is something that I have to remind myself and others who feel anxiety whether about their relationship status or an illness. Since we live so much through the five senses, it is easy to rely on what they tell us but that is where faith comes in. It goes beyond what we see or can understand because God is greater and not limited by those senses. It helps awaken us to the fact that we’re not God and that He alone is!

  3. Pingback: Battling Anxiety: Draw Closer | Allison K. Flexer, Author

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