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My anxiety level is up. The more depressed I am, the more anxious and discouraging thoughts echo in my mind. I like Philippians 4:6, 7 from the Bible: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. The opposite of anxiety (fear) is peace. My desire is to live these verses as well as I have memorized them.

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I get it. I have suffered from anxiety and depression since age 11. At times, God has given me great peace. At other times, He allows me to feel the weight of this disease to the fullest extent. I pray that scripture and many others, believing that God hears me. The healing does come in His time, and I continue to learn ways to get through the dark times. I have come to accept the “thorn in my flesh” that God chooses not to remove. His purpose is greater than mine, so I trust Him.

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JohnPB in reply to MMoth

Thanks for sharing.

I too am on the journey of praying to God to take this away, and learning to listen to Him teach me to "let go".

One thing that's helped me is to forgive myself. When we view our anxious thinking as a lack of faith, we're being way too hard on ourselves. Even David battled anxiety it seems Ps 62, Ps 94 (tho I don't think Ps 94 was by David).

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JohnPB in reply to SirGrits

Thanks for sharing.

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