GOD IS STRONGER THAN YOUR FEARS AND ANXIETIES
by Stan Popovich 4/27/2007 / Christian Living
At times, our fears and anxieties may seem too powerful to overcome however there is one person who is stronger than your fears and that is God. God can be a powerful ally in overcoming our fears, however a person must know where to begin.
The key is to talk to God about your problem and then use him as your main foundation in overcoming your fears. A person can go to church or to a quiet place during the day to tell God that they are having a problem. They should tell God how they feel and ask God for some of his help. Each and every day, a person should make it up a habit to talk to God and ask for his help.
Rely on God on a regular basis. Believe that he will help you overcome your fears. A person can read the Bible, go to church, or join a small church group where members pray for one another. Get in the habit of including God in your life. As you do these things, it will be easier to trust in Him with your problems.
When using the help of God to manage your fears, a person needs to be aware of how God is working in their life. Most of the time God works in mysterious ways and the answers he provides might not be that obvious. A person must be aware of God being in their life even when they are
dealing with their fears and anxieties.
Be smart in how you deal with your fears and anxieties. Do not try to tackle everything all at once. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, break the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
Continue to seek help in managing your fears. Talking to a minister, priest or counselor can give you additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. Remember that there is nothing wrong in asking for help and assistance.
In addition, learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. You never know when the answers you are looking for will come to your doorstep. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
Finally, the most important thing is to continue praying and talking to God. Talk to God as if you were talking to a friend. Read the Bible and pray hard. Be persistent and be open in the avenues that God may provide to you in solving your problem. It is not always easy, however God is in control and he will help you if you ask him.
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For info go to: http://www.managingfear.com