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Anxiety is a terrible thing to live with. I'm getting medical help as well as counseling, but sometimes the anxiety overtakes me. My goal is to take hold of the peace that Christ offers us when He says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you ... " (John 14:27).
I speak from experience when I say that this is easier said than done. If you're here looking for an instant solution--I'm sorry, but I don't have one. I am most definitely a work in progress. What I have learned is that it helps me to stay close to the Lord: by praying, by reading the Word, by listening to and singing praise music. Sometimes I feel like Peter when he walked on the water: as soon as I take my focus away from God, I start to sink.
I hope you'll stick by me as I seek to claim His peace. In the meantime, if you'd like to link up your "one word" post, click on the Faith Jam link below, or just leave your word in a comment.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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. (Phil. 4:6-7)