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Peace for an Anxious Mind

What to Do With Anxious Thoughts

What if I told you negative thoughts can be healthy? Negative thoughts can actually act as a natural self-preservation filter to avoid danger.


They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn't it be great to walk out?

Anxiety Disorders — Frequently Asked Questions

What causes anxiety disorders?
Our understanding of the roots of anxiety disorders is very incomplete. Anxiety disorders constitute a class of mental health issues, and the underlying causes for each one may vary. It is not clear, for example, why a specific phobia might afflict one person but not another. It’s likely that genetic and environmental factors combine to make some people more susceptible to certain anxiety disorders, and research is currently being done to increase our knowledge.

Anxiousness and Anxiety Disorders

We’ve all felt worried or anxious at one point or another. Taking a test in school, interviewing for a job, undergoing a tax audit, facing an unexpected health crisis – these are the types of situations that many people find stressful and which might provoke intense feelings of unease.

Anxiety: How Can I Cope?

God's Word is filled with many good, useful, and true things that are meant to help you in your struggle with worry and fear.

How to Fight Anxiety

The way you fight the good fight for faith is by meditating on God’s assurances of future grace and by asking for the help of his Spirit.

What If the Worst Comes? How God Calms a Fearful Heart

We cannot protect ourselves from unexpected bad news. But we can root ourselves in our unchanging God, who will be with us even in the worst.

Helping Your Teen Deal With Anxiety

When the internal and external voices whisper lies, we want our children to know, deep in their souls, that the only One who gets to define them is the One who created them and calls them beloved.

TheHopeLine: Online Support Resources for Messy Life Issues

Feeling hopeless? Free confidential chat and other online support resources for topics like depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, abuse, and more.

7 Important Things God Says About Anxiety

Suffering and worry often go hand in hand. One of the greatest battles I wage on a daily basis is with anxiety over sickness—especially during the cold winter months when it’s nearly impossible to avoid.

Anxiety and the Margins in my Life | THRED

While I am the first to admit that I cannot control my anxiety or hold back a panic attack, I do believe it is helpful to adopt certain postures and practices to help manage my anxiety and perhaps prevent acute expressions of angst.

Anxiety and the Little Things | THRED

There is no perfect solution. But his anxiety is very much about the little things, which add up. It’s funny that the little things are what seem to make the biggest difference in combating his anxiety.

How God Helped Me Overcome Anxiety

I paced my home trying to think of the best place to lie down in case I died. My heart was pounding, and I felt an immense amount of chest pressure and pain. I was light-headed, weak and I couldn’t catch my breath. My husband was at work, and all my children in the house were asleep. My red sofa seemed like the most appropriate place to perish, so I slowly made my way over, curled up in a ball in my favorite morning coffee groove and dialed 911.

Some things that have helped me in my struggle with anxiety -

Recently I wrote “Some Things You Should Know About Christians Who Struggle With Anxiety” over at Tim Challies’ wonderful blog. Among the many responses it got was a frequent call for a follow-up article in which I could talk about some things that I’ve found helpful in my battle with anxiety and depression. Well, good news. Seven years of dealing with these disorders—coupled with an incorrigible tendency to analyze and overthink everything—have yielded a number of them.

Experiencing Anxiety for the First Time

Recognizing anxiety for what it is can be valuable in learning how to deal with it. Here are several tips on how to do that.

How to Fight Anxiety

The way you fight the good fight for faith is by meditating on God’s assurances of future grace and by asking for the help of his Spirit.

Clint Gresham | White Chair Film | I Am Second

He won a Super Bowl, but found himself with the same growing sense of need. Clint learned the hard way that even the greatest wins can feel like failures.

How to Deal with Anxiety and Consequences of Quarantine

We need some clear, concrete directions about how to operate in the era of a global pandemic and deal with anxiety about the consequences of quarantine.

Anxiety: How Can I Cope?

God's Word is filled with many good, useful, and true things that are meant to help you in your struggle with worry and fear.

Overcoming Anxiety in Parenting

It's critical that we train ourselves to manage our anxiety in order to protect our children. Here are some things can do as parents to overcome anxiety.

Hope for the Anxious During Unsettling Times

Author Deborah Pegues offers an insightful look at worry and anxiety and presents effective strategies to deal with the stress they cause.

Is your Child Overwhelmed by Anxiety, Fear, or Worry?

Unfortunately, kids don’t always tell us what’s bothering them. So it’s often up to parents to figure out how to help kids overcome anxiety.

Anxiety Disorders | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Discover the symptoms, causes, diagnosis advice, treatment options and related conditions of anxiety disorders.

Mental Health Overview (PDF) | My Quiet Cave

Addressing mental health can seem daunting, but we are here to help. This resource provides a brief overview of the most common mental health disorders and treatment options. As individuals, families, and faith leaders become more familiar with mental health issues and terminology, it becomes easier to have informed conversations and create safe spaces for faith and mental wellness.

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