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5 Ways To Trust God In Times Of Anxiety & Crisis (Even When You’re Scared To Death)!

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5 Ways To Trust God In Times Of Anxiety & Crisis

So as you know this past year & a half has been a time of upheaval and uncertainty.

It seems like the world is getting more chaotic and violent.

Headlines screaming of violent crimes surges, evictions, disease, and death could keep you swimming in fear and anxiety…if you let it.

It would be easy to let fear grip up and never let go but it doesn’t and shouldn’t be that way.

I know easier said than done, I know. I know it’s hard to stay sane when there seems to be one crisis after another after another.

That’s why in today’s post, I want to share with you some ways that you can learn to trust God in these tough times and stay connected to God & your Christian family during times of crisis even when you can’t be together.

And please know that these ideas and tips are things that we can do no matter what’s going on in our lives personally or in the world at large. 

Sometimes we need a reminder of ways that we can draw closer with each other and to the Lord.

I hope this post will show you some ways to strengthen your trust and faith in God! 

Let’s go!

Oh yeah, and this post contains affiliate links to great products that will help you in your health journey. I will get a commission if you decide to buy from these links but I’m only recommending products that I feel confident about.

5 Practical Ways To Trust God In Times Of Anxiety And Trouble

1)Study Gods word more

Back in 2020, when so many of us were stuck at home, it was a perfect opportunity to dive deeper into God‘s word.

But guess what…

Any year is the perfect year to dive deeper into the word of God, you feel me?

I personally studied the book of Revelation and Habakkuk during the heart of the pandemic.

Prophecy has long been a topic of interest to me so this is a perfect time to learn more about it.

Think about some of the topics are you wanted to study but haven’t had a lot of time to do.

Look up resources online and download Bible study apps. They can help you understand those topics subjects more.

Right now, I’m making my way through the bible and I’m currently in Exodus.

I read the bible as a way to learn more about what God wants for me in my life and also as a novel, of sorts.

I mean have you read the story of Joseph lately?

It’s a page-turner, seriously!

I’ve also been using something else that made my Bible study awesome…

 

How To Use My Bible Study Planner & Journal For Deeper Bible Study

A tool that I’ve been using to help me study deeper is a bible study journal that I created and is available in my Etsy shop.

I’m so excited to share it with you!

It’s a digital bible study planner and journal that I created that will help you organize your whole bible study life! 

digital bible study planner and journal

 

Every book of the Bible has its own sections for you to take notes and journal about what you’ve read.

The planner has a section for your Bible study notes, prayer journal entries, sermon notes, and devotional journal notes for every book of the Bible.

new testament part of my bible study planner

And it has a Bible reading tracker that you can use to check off each chapter of the Bible as you read it.

I also use it to make a note of difficult sections of the Bible that I want to research further.

For instance, as I was going through Genesis, I was a little confused about chapters 6 & 38

digital bible study app where I take notes on difficult parts of the bible

So I opened my bible study journal and found the section for Genesis.

Then I opened the section called “Genesis-based topics to research” and made a quick reminder to do more research later on those chapters.

difficult parts of the bible; digital study planner

Later on, when I had more time, I googled those chapters and gleaned a better understanding of them.

Then I took notes right in that same section of the journal.

notes I took in my digital bible study planner

 

Using this planner has made my Bible study so much deeper and more organized.

I know exactly where all of my Bible study notes are.

Here’s a video so you can get a closer look!

No more scatterbrained notes!

 

If you’re interested and learning more about this Bible Study Planner, Journal, & Tracker then click the link below!

Click here to learn more about the Bible Study Planner, Journal, & Tracker!

 

2)Sing and be happy today:

Singing is truly a gift and a blessing from God.

Take this time to lift up your voice and praise him in song thank Him for all of his blessings.

I can’t explain the psychology behind it but when I sing to God I feel closer to Him and I trust Him more deeply.

Not only do you honor the Lord when you sing praises to Him but it also lifts your own spirit and calms your soul.

Don’t worry about whether or not you have a good singing voice or not.

God thinks all of our voices are beautiful even it might lack pitch and tone.

You can also create a playlist on YouTube and Spotify of your favorite worship songs in and listen to them throughout the day.

 

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3) Don’t suffer alone

Whatever you do, please don’t suffer alone. If you’re dealing with anxiety.

If quarantine or any other crisis has really been traumatic for you let someone know.

Don’t go through this crisis alone.

Your church family loves you and is still just a phone call away.

Or if you’re like me and don’t like talking on the phone, they are a text away or a Facebook message away.

Just find some sort of way to reach out to someone.

Jesus invites us to cast our cares on him because he cares for us and he also tells us to bear one another’s burdens ( 1 Peter 5:7)!

But no one can help you if you don’t tell them that you need help.

So please don’t be afraid to reach out to a caring member at your church.

 

4) Call loved ones and check on them

On the other hand, you could reach out to others who might be in need.

You might check on some of your fellow church members who live alone or who are sick and may not be able to get out.

Calling or texting them to see if they’re OK really warms someone’s heart and brightens their day.

All the technology that we have today makes it easy to contact somebody and check on them.

You can use FaceTime, texting, Facebook messaging, Instagram DM’s or keep it old school and mail them a card or a letter.

 

5) Form prayer groups

You can also form a prayer group with one or more people.

For example, my mother started a prayer group with the ladies Bible class that she would always go to on Wednesday morning.

She’s set up a conference call where people could dial in at a certain time and listen to a short devotional and have their request pray for.

These are even things that we can do regardless of a crisis or quarantine period.

In what ways will you learn to trust God in times of anxiety?

I hope this post has been encouraging to you and filled with reminders of God‘s love and the love that your church family has for you.

In order to trust God in times of crisis and anxiety, we have to remember that this too shall pass.

It may not seem like it at the time but that’s where the trusting part comes in.

We know that God is in control and that gives us such comfort in times of anxiety and despair.

In times of uncertainty, He calls us to trust Him more than we ever have before so that we can emerge stronger and more faithful.

Here Are Some Free Mental Health Resources For You

What’s In My Mental Wellness Resource Library:

-Scripture meditations for overcoming anxiety

-Emotional health inventory quiz

-Anti-Anxiety Toolkit

-Digital & Printable Anxiety Triggers Checklist

Just click the link below, enter your email address, and the toolkit & Mental Wellness resource library password will be sent to your inbox!

Click Here To Gain Access For My Health Mind Mental Health Resource Library For Free (Email Required)

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Medical Disclaimer: While Healthy As You Can strives to provide the most accurate information, anything you read on this site is purely for informational or entertainment purposes and should NOT be considered medical advice or as a replacement for a doctor’s care, diagnosis, appointment, advice, etc. I am not a medical professional at all. Any information, tips, or ideas that you try as a result of reading this blog is tried at your, the reader’s, own risk.

Mental Health Disclaimer: While I care deeply about your mental health, please know that I am NOT a licensed medical professional, therapist, counselor, social worker, or mental health professional. Any advice here is not to be taken as medical advice or a diagnosis. IF you need to talk to a licensed mental health professional you can use online-therapy.com (affiliate link) or call a mental health hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

 

 

 

Nicky

Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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Nicky

Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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