The Bible talks about anxiety in Philippians 4:6-7, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Jesus told the disciples who were on a boat during a storm, "It is I! Do not be afraid!" Someone once said, Christians are to be "anxious in nothing, prayerful in everything and thankful for anything." The type of worry being spoken of in Philippians 4:6-7 and John 6:20, speaks to the issue of believers not worrying about their needs such as protection, clothing, housing, food, etc. However, there are some believers who live with excessive worry, panic attacks, uncontrollable fear of public situations, fear of things, fear of being alone, etc. They recognize that the Lord loves them, as they pray and supplicate with thanksgiving, yet they still suffer from excessive irrational worry.
Do you have anxiety which is not excessive or irrational? Are you worried about your marriage or do you have an addiction? Cleanwaters Counseling Ministries in Woodbridge, VA can help.
Have you ever had a panic attack? Panic attacks have clear physical (heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, chest pains, short of breath), neurological (dizziness, unreality, numbness) and cognitive (fear of stroke, fear of heart attack, fear of going crazy, fear of losing control) symptoms. Did you know that people who have anxiety disorders can also have panic attacks? Having a panic attack however, does not necessarily mean a person has a Panic Disorder. Do your panic attacks come from out of the blue or are they situationally bound? Have you been diagnosed with Panic Disorder? Don't suffer alone, Let us come alongside.