Hello Friends
Experiencing anxiety can be a scary event for people. We need to remember that  we will feel numerous different feelings throughout our day and that tomorrow is a new day. One thing that I have learned about emotions is that feelings are fickle and are subject to change. 

Some feelings are easier to live in than others. There are also some that can be difficult to work through. Working as an Addictions Counselor I witnessed many clients struggling with feelings of anxiety and the symptoms of anxiety in their lives. Often these feelings of anxiety would immobilize them from moving forward in their lives.

Getting Unstuck

We have to make a choice to work through our emotion of anxiety. Making this choice means that we are mindful of the symptoms and have a game plan on what we are going to do when we start to experience these symptoms . Part of the game plan is understanding what anxiety is and then learning different tools to cope with the anxiety.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. We get into trouble when we don’t have the tools to work through these feelings.

What Does God Say About Experiencing Anxiety?

One of the things that I call my Bible is — God’s Manual For My Life.  This is where I go daily to study up on how to live a victorious life.  In order to be healthy physically one must eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. To be healthy in all aspects of our lives one must eat and chew on God’s Word. I want to share with you 21 Scriptures that address anxiety:

Psalm 27:1 ~ “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” NIV

Hebrews 13:5-6 ~ “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?” NIV

Philippians 4:6-7 ~ “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” AMP

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace andwell-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” AMP

Luke 12:22 ~ “Jesus said to His disciples, “For this reason I tell you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; or about your body, as to what you will wear.” AMP

Psalm 94:19 ~ “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comforts delight me.” AMP

Isaiah 35:4 ~ “Say to those with an anxious and panic-stricken heart, “Be strong, fear not! Indeed, your God will come with vengeance [for the ungodly];

The retribution of God will come, But He will save you.” AMP

John 14:1 ~ “Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.” AMP

Psalm 34:4 ~ “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.He freed me from all my fears.” NLT

1 Peter 5:6-8 ~ “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” NIV

Psalm 138:8 ~ “The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me; Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O Lord, endures forever— Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.” AMP

Philippians 4:13 ~ “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens andempowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]” AMP

Romans 8:38-39 ~ “For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” AMP

Proverbs 12:25 ~ “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad.” AMP

Matthew 11:28-30 ~ “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” NIV

Psalm 56:3 ~ “When I am afraid, I will put my trust and faith in You” AMP

Psalm 55:22 ~ “Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).” AMP

Joshua 1:9 ~ “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” AMP

Romans 8:31 ~ “What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us?” AMP