if you clicked on this, i am praying for you so hard. i praying you will seek Jesus and use His Word to provide peace and comfort during these feelings.
i get it, i know the feelings. i have dealt with anxiety since i was 8. i repeat, 8. i got on medication at that age, which means i didn’t know really anything but anxiety medication. but only by the grace of God, i am finally coming off of it. 12 years later, i’m doing it. so i get the feelings, i get the panic attacks, the sweat, the heart racing, the tears, the confusion, the depression. i know how it feels, but i also know how it feels to have God as my medication now. here a couple verses to encourage you, to read to yourself, to put on your mirror, to put on sticky notes, to help you remember, there is nothing too big for our God.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 24:10
“Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” ~ John 14:27
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” ~ Psalm 94:19
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” ~ Proverbs 12:25
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” ~ Psalm 55:22
“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” ~ Mark 39:40
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you”. ~ 1 Peter 5:7
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint”. ~ Isaiah 40:31
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”. ~ Philippians 4:13
“Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul”. ~ Psalm 143:7-8
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”. ~ Psalm 23:4
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4
Friends, anxiety and depression will make its way in your life in the most secretive way. I am not sitting here telling you that you will never face anxiety if you have a faith in Jesus. But what I am telling you, is that you can overcome and pursue through this depression + feelings of anxiety. He is THE peacemaker.