|Posted on May 27, 2016 at 11:00 PM|
Formula for Preventing Anxiety
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God."
1. Trust in God- Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
2. Learn to Cope-
a) Admit fear- 1 John 4:18
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
b) Build self-esteem- 2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if anyone is in Chris, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come."
c) Acknowledge hurts- Hebrews 12:11
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
d) Communicate Effectively- Ephesians 4:29
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building other's up according to their needs, that is may benefit those who listen."
e) Relaxation techniques- Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest."
f) Evaluate priorities- Matthew 6:19-21
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
g) Life Goals- Matthew 6:33
"Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
h) Decision making- Romans 12:2
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing, and perfect will."
3. Keep things in perspective (realistic)- Psalm 23:4
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are wih me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
4. Reach out to others- Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you."
5. Rejoice, be gentle, pray, think, act.
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."