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I Trust God, but what if I'm Still Anxious?

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2


Psalm 121 is a strong reminder of God as the source of our strength, our help, protector and provider. It's a comforting psalm, a reassuring psalm, but what if you still struggle with anxiety?

What if you want to trust God, but find the hills around you too scary? What if any change in your life leads you to persistent discomfort and overwhelming fear?

As Christianity Today writer Laura Ortberg Turner shares from her experience:

Dealing with this high-level anxiety for her entire life, Laura was encouraged as she read a book: The Anxious Christian: Can God Use your Anxiety for Good? by Rhett Smith.The thought of God using her anxiety for good had never crossed her mind. Never once did she think that it might be a tool that God was using to point her to something more. Something missing.In his book, Rhett Smith compares anxiety to a dashboard light on a car. It tells you something is up and if you don't pay attention to the light, you risk ending up stranded or in an accident. Rhett says,

Are you having difficulty trusting God on a regular basis? Instead of feeling shame in your inabilities, let it drive you to the One who is perfectly able... even if you have to do it over, and over and over again. Look to the hills, God is where your help comes from.

Read the rest of Laura's article here.
Check out Rhett's book here.

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