Worry Not

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

You can name several types of anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia, separation anxiety, selective mutism, generalized anxiety, social anxiety or social phobia, among others.

Having worries and fears in life is a common thing that any living human being on earth would normally go through. Tell me someone you know who has not experienced being worried or scared of anything, and I bet I can tell you he or she is either dead or perhaps, even worse, an insane person.


But, when such feelings interfere with our daily concerns and leave us unable to focus on the important stuff we need to accomplish; then, it must be that you are actually suffering from anxiety disorder. Take a look for instance at the following situations below and try uncovering for yourself whether you can pick one that applies to you personally.


1. You find eating food in a restaurant all by yourself quite uncomfortable.

2. You dread walking around the village unaccompanied even in broad daylight.

3. Speaking in front of many people to share your opinion is something you would never find yourself doing ever.


Now, check the list below and see for yourself why the above situations seem frightening to you.


1. It would seem awkward eating alone in a public place and others may stare at me while I’m eating.

2. Some strangers from nowhere might suddenly attack and hurt me.

3. Others might find what I have to say boring or uninteresting and make fun of me; or I might not be able to express myself well and drive the audience away.


You can name several types of anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia, separation anxiety, selective mutism, generalized anxiety, social anxiety or social phobia, among others.


Such maladies may tend to worsen with time if not properly addressed with the help of a mental health professional. The manifestations of insecurities that go along with these conditions are evident in the way of life of the person affected. Thoughts of being worthless and losing interest in hobbies, difficulty in making decisions and inability to relax are just some of the tell-tale signs.


It is good to know that we can always turn to God by simply heeding His words and relying on them.


Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And, the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."


The author is a graduate of B.S. Psychology and previously worked as a preschool teacher in private schools. She also has a background in Special Education, particularly on Children with Autism. She is a happily married woman and a mother to two young boys. She likes reading inspirational and non-fiction books on various topics. During her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, singing and zumba dancing.


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