Suffering from Fear?
Fear leads to physical and emotional stress. Stress leads to all kinds of health derailments.
Start by handling the fears. These kinds of fears are not productive and are only meant to harm you.
“God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4
Next, handle the stress by focusing on God taking care of all your needs, materially, financially, spiritually and emotionally. Every time you have a fear pop up, capture it and remind yourself that it is unfounded. You are being cared for, provided for and loved so deeply! You are wrapped up in His arms. He’s got this.
“My God will supply all of your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
“I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.” Psalm 135: 5-6
Even though He is sovereign over everything He still cares deeply about you.
“The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:17-18
As you work to focus your thinking on all God is going to do and provide to take care of you, your fears and stress abate. You have control over your feelings. Do not let fear enslave you.
Other practical ways you can encourage trust and calm: (I love lists!)
- Take daily walks enjoying the beautiful fresh air and spring scenery.
- Listen to worshipful or calming music.
- Start a daily gratitude journal or text thread with a friend to record all you can find to be thankful for each day.
- Make your face smile. It literally sends “happy” hormones through your body.
- Take deep breaths and close your eyes to calm yourself and slow your heartbeat.
- Make a cup of herbal tea (or your favorite hot drink) and drink it slowly, enjoying every sip.
- Sit out in the sunshine and soak up every ray while reading your favorite book.
- Call or text a friend and see how THEY are doing. Reaching out to others helps move our focus off our circumstances and helps us be productive in loving others.
- Turn off the news and social media for awhile and do something fun!
Here at Huber Family Wellness, my heart is with you as you experience this unprecedented time. My challenge is to grab it by the horns and do a wonderful work – something outside the box- using your gifts and talents to make a difference for the GOOD!