Need Prayer for Anxiety?
Affecting 40 million adults, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 13 globally suffers from anxiety. The source of anxiety disorders can stem from a variety of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
Those who suffer from anxiety disorder also commonly suffer from depression (and vice versa). Generalized anxiety, panic, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, PTSD, and various depressive disorders are all common types of anxiety disorders.
While it is highly treatable, relatively few (about one-third) of those get treatment for their anxiety and depression. Therapy, medication, and other treatments are common approaches that have been successful.
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Thrive in a life with chronic illness.
All those who are affected by chronic physical and mental illness are invited to experience radical hope and compassionate change as you are equipped through community and education rooted in Jesus Christ.
Prayers for Anxiety
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You that You understand the waves of anxiety that can flood our soul within so deeply. When those waters seem to overwhelm us, will You help us to look up to You? We long to be consoled, and that is exactly what You tell us You have to offer us. Thank You for the Word spoken from Your own heart for us: YOUR joy can rest inside of us, right here in the midst of our anxieties.
In the name of Your son, Jesus, we pray,
Posts About Anxiety
Anxiety and Shame in Chronic Illness The day was sunny and beautiful as we drove into the parking lot, but I did not feel much beauty in my heart. In fact, sudden tears rose unbidden to the surface as the medical center came into view. I had been to this...
Summer Camp and the Unexpected When I was about 8 years old, I went to summer camp for the first time. I wanted to bring a friend, so I invited a girl from school, and she came with me. I thought it would be great to have a buddy around, and I just...
This 10-chapter study invites participants to experience radical hope and compassionate change in a life with chronic illness.
No matter how dark the days, how wild the storm, how deep the valley, or how long the winter, there is hope.
There is always hope.
What if purpose looks different than we believe?
This 10-chapter study invites participants to release cultural and traditional definitions of purpose, and instead, to embrace God’s – a timeless definition rooted in His Word and as refreshing as a gentle spring rain.
This 10-chapter study powerfully reminds us that our value isn’t found in what we can or cannot do, but in Christ alone. Regardless of what we’ve lost through chronic illness, this isn’t the end of our story, for in spite of our circumstances, in the midst of the hard, when we’re not sure we can take even one more breath, God is still good.
Ours is an age of anxiety. We worry about our children, jobs, homes, health, and finances. News and social media feed our fears. Even the fear of missing out leads to anxiety. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety but to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence–and then use the weapons of power, love, and a sound mind to fight back and live in God’s peace.
Our culture is frantic with worry. We stress over circumstances we can’t control, we talk about what’s keeping us up at night and we wring our hands over the fate of disadvantaged people all over the world, almost as if to show we care and that we have big things to care about. Worry is part of our culture, an expectation of responsible people.
How can we live life abundantly, with joy, as God has called us to do, when we’re consumed by anxiety?