In Times of Anxiety

Author: Corinna Kahrs — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: October 27, 2022

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In Times of Anxiety

In and out,
I remind myself
There’s no air in this room
My lungs collapsing
Pathogens attacking
Brain on fire

Keep it in,
I remind myself
This will have to end
But, great tears rolling
Body trembling
Petrified with fear

A voice, a call
Whisper of hope
“Look up child”
says my Lord
His golden sunbeam
A ray of hope

This sparkle of faith
The ember
spreading warmth
In Him, I’ll be healed
My future’s bright with hope • Corinna Kahrs

• This poem describes what anxiety can feel like. Have you ever experienced
something similar?

• If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, you’re not alone. Jesus knows
what it feels like to be overwhelmed (Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-34; Luke
22:44). He was willing to face the terrors of death for us—because He loves
us. You can talk to Him whenever you feel afraid. In addition to talking to
Jesus, who is a trusted adult you can talk to? If you’re not sure who to
talk to, you can set up an appointment for a one-time complimentary phone
consultation with a Christian counselor through the Focus on the Family
Counseling Service. In the United States, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357)
weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) to set up an appointment.
In Canada, book your appointment by calling 1-800-661-9800 between 8:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) and ask to speak with the care associate.

• Because Jesus rose from the grave, everyone who has put their trust in
Him can look forward to the day He will return and fully heal our
hurts—including anxiety (Revelation 21:1-5)! Until that day, Jesus has
promised to be with us through everything we face (Matthew 28:20). And He
gives us healing through prayer, mental health counseling, medication, and
community. How can these truths give us hope?

Neither death nor life…will be able to separate us from the love of God.
Romans 8:38-39 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Romans 8:18-Romans 8:39