Using Philippians 4:8 as her starting point, Paula Masters helps women navigate beyond clouds of spiritual darkness into the brilliant light of truth, peace, and healthy thinking.
Anxiety is defined as a painful uneasiness of the mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. It causes an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension, often marked by sweating, tension, and an increased pulse.
Often, self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with certain situations prompts anxiety. These
types of apprehensions can stem from childhood traumas and fears even if a person does not remember the individual circumstances or instances. It still plagues their present-day life with overwhelming waves of anxiety.
People who struggle with anxiety feel limited and bound by this emotional state. Many times a person who is in the middle of an anxious moment becomes immobilized. This can cause social challenges, relational, and occupational challenges which causes them to live within these limitations to avoid pain and uneasiness.
A very restricted life seems to be the only option for the woman with this struggle. Although, she often desires and dreams of it being otherwise, she is quickly brought back to reality by impending concern. It is a continuous and weary cycle.
Her realization that she cannot overcome this trial on her own is correct. Self-help techniques offer no lasting remedy. Whatever the source of the original trouble, the problem can always be traced back to one root issue: the frailty of the human spirit.
What feeble people we are! Sadly many do not realize it. But the one who struggles with anxiety knows it with all certainty--and this is a wonderful posture of the heart to start the healing process. The truth is that we are but dust. Our very next breath for survival comes only by God’s constant provision. It is God who upholds the weak--something we are by design.
Do not long for worldly confidence. Those who are filled with self-assurance are headed for great disillusionment. Anxiety’s presence simply means we realize the feebleness of our human state. This posture of the heart and mind can be the humble beginning of true greatness that can be discovered only through the strength of the Holy Spirit. God is pleased to show Himself strong on behalf of the weak in this world.
The Scriptures teaches that ... "God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong ..."(1 Corinthians 1:27).
If you are a women who struggles with anxiety, there is help, hope, and divine strengthening to be had. The Bible tells us that young Timothy struggled with timidity, but he was emboldened by the Spirit to do great and brave things that otherwise he would have never been able to do.