Series: On Edge | Week 1: Freedom From Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.In our struggle with anxiety and depression, we can be encouraged that God uses people no matter what they will deal with throughout life. Many of the great characters in the Bible fought against anxiety and depression – Jeremiah and Elijah – and sometimes even they were overwhelmed by their struggle. We must not give in to the lies of negative self-talk, and instead ask God to help us dwell on truth. It is important to take care of our physical bodies, as well as receive support and encouragement from trusted people. But there is no magic formula to speed up the process for improved mental health. More often than not, we need to have patience with ourselves through the process. As wonderful as it would be to “just let go” or pray away our challenges, this is often not how it works. However, we can transfer our anxieties over to God, knowing that he cares for us and is with us through the whole process. Today, ask God to help you have patience with yourself as you deal with anxiety and depression. Ask him to show you how much he cares for you, so you can trust him with each of your cares day by day.