“Alarm clock screaming, Bare feet hit the floor, It’s off to the races, Everybody out the door. I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, It’s a crazy life.”
Lyrics from “Breathe” by Jonny Diaz
Many who struggle with anxiety are unaware, or tend to minimize how lifestyle contributes to emotional problems. Anxiety and excessive worry can occur on a daily basis for years before it reaches a “crisis point” and a person admits there is a problem.
Are these symptoms familiar? Feeling restless and on edge, easily fatigued, or having difficulty paying attention without your mind going blank? These can all be symptoms of constant low-grade anxiety. Some of us struggle with habits like perfectionism and chronic doubt. This leads to tension and frequent worry.
Our bodies react to anxiety and can produce physical symptoms that make us feel ill. These symptoms are often reported at the physician’s office and prescribed medication. In such cases, anxiety is sending a signal that it is time for a lifestyle change.
At Christian Counseling Associates, we have witnessed how the spiritual discipline of prayer can reduce anxiety significantly.
2 Peter 1:3 – 4 tells us:
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
What does it mean to participate in God’s divine nature? What corruption is working in my life that may at the root of tension and anxiety?
Recommended for Further Reading:
“Prayer” by Tim Keller – this is an excellent resource that we recommend to our clients who are seeking to deepen their prayer life.
If you are experiencing the effects of anxiety, seek a turning point today. God’s design includes prayer that allow us to participate in His divine nature. When we are connected to God, we grow to become resistant to anxiety.
Need help finding a turning point with your anxiety? Christian Counseling Associates is here to help. Our counselors will provide a safe space to figure out a personal path of growth and healing. If you are struggling, we are praying for you. May the Lord lead you to the path of peace and wholeness today!