Anxiety from a Christian Perspective

Ok, I will not even beat around the bush here. The NIMH, Behavioral Therapist, FDA, and all the "Doctors" associated with diagnosing and treating this symptom are incorrect in their approach. Whereas commonplace medical science would call anxiety a disorder by which we should medicate and treat according to the specific type of disorder. They even admit that the root of these disorders is fear in one article I read, which stated:

The anxiety disorders discussed in here are:

  • panic disorder,
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder,
  • social phobia (or social anxiety disorder),
  • specific phobias, and
  • generalized anxiety disorder.

Each anxiety disorder has its own distinct features, but they are all bound together by the common theme of excessive, irrational fear and dread.

So, What I do not understand is why do we treat something that is obviously not a medical condition, with medicine? <$We need not say the answer here$!>

There are two approaches that must be taken to successfully treat and rid ones self of this. The first is Spiritual, and the second is mental habit. By this I mean that we must first bind the strongman (or the spirit of fear) from our lives and then break the habits of giving into the fear that we have built throughout the years.

First, let me remind you that fear is not from God. Fear is from Satan. II Timothy 1:7 says, "God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, of love, and a sound mind." Every time you feel fear in your life, it is a manifestation of the kingdom of darkness. Fear is one of the ruling spirits. I often say in my teachings that fear is the "master spirit," or the spirit Satan uses to try to rule God's people and to keep them from coming under the leadership of the true Master, Jesus Christ.

One of the many benefits available to Christians is freedom from fear. When we avoid making changes or confronting issues in our lives because of fear or dread, we need to remember that God has promised to go before us and bring us through victoriously as we obey Him.

When we are facing a job interview, for example, instead of being afraid that we will make a bad impression and fail to get the position, we need to ask God to prepare the heart and mind of the interviewer and help us to present ourselves in the very best light. When God "prepares the way," we can trust that whatever happens will turn out for our good according to His perfect plan for us.

The Bible tells of a man named Abram who trusted God in spite of his own personal fear. Now... the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father's house, to the land that I will show you (Genesis 12:1).

How would you feel if God told you to leave your home, your family, and everything that is familiar and comfortable and head out to an unknown destination? Full of fear? That is precisely the challenge Abram faced—and it frightened him. But God's words to him were "Fear not." It is the same message He gave to Joshua when He called him to lead the children of Israel to take the land He had promised to give them as their inheritance (see Joshua 1:6-9). And to all who set out to follow God's plan today, He says, "Fear not."

Many times we think we should wait to do something until we are no longer afraid. But if we did that, we would probably accomplish very little for God, for others, or even for ourselves. Both Abram and Joshua had to step out in faith and obedience to God and do what He had commanded them to do—even though fear came against them.

That is precisely what God wants us to do. Even if our mouth is dry and our knees are shaking, we need to keep asking God to strengthen us. We need to determine that our lives are not going to be ruled by fear but by the Word of God.

As we saw before in Genesis, God gave Abram a tall order. He said, "Pack up and leave everyone you know and everything you are comfortable with and go to a place I will show you." If Abram had bowed his knee to fear, he never would have fulfilled his destiny to become all God created him to be—the father of many nations.

In the same way, if Joshua had not overcome his fear and been obedient to God's that God had prepared for them.

Giving in to fear alters God's best plan for your life.

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Anthony Reinglas

Additional Articles:

Kenneth Copeland "War on Fear"

Joyce Meyers "Overcoming Fear"

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