Overcoming Health Related Anxiety
January 29, 2022
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Nowadays, people have a lot of reasons to have anxiety about their health due to an increase in health-related disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, chronic and terminal illnesses, highly contagious viruses such as COVID, and mental health disorders. There’s concern over risk factors related to a family medical history of disease, which foods and products to avoid that can cause certain diseases, as well as knowing what’s best to promote optimal health.
All these factors can cause different levels of anxiety, ranging from mild all the way to panic attacks and often involve a combination of therapies. When God’s children seek Him for whatever ails them, He may choose a variety of ways to bring about healing, including the use of healthcare providers, medication, and various therapies. But make no mistake about it, the Lord is the only one that can provide complete healing and restoration for any health disorder and anxiety surrounding health disorders.
It's important to note that God heals according to His will and His timing. Remember that His ways and thoughts are so far above ours, we can’t even begin to get close to how God will handle a situation, and He may handle it very differently from person to person. But one thing is for sure, God can bring peace in the midst of any health problems. He can use any health problem to bless a person in ways they never thought possible. The Lord can calm the rapidly beating heart. He can calm the racing mind. He can bring relaxation to the tense body. He can reduce the rising blood pressure. The Lord can bring complete healing and restoration of mind, body, spirit, and soul no matter what health problem you may have. And for some who don’t have health problems, but are concerned about getting them, God understands your anxiety too. Let Him provide you with complete peace and reassurance surrounding your health.
To all those who deal with any anxiety surrounding your health, keep trusting God with all aspects of your health. Keep seeking God for complete healing no matter what the doctor says, no matter how long it’s been or how long it takes. Keep walking in faith and watch Him bless you abundantly above all that you can think or ask.
Some scriptures to help with health-related anxiety:
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for Thou art my praise.
And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
O LORD my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou hast healed me.
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for the opportunity to bring all our health concerns to You and lay them at Your feet. We receive Your word Lord that You care for us more than we could ever know and that You want only the best for us. Lord I ask that You bless and touch all those who feel anxiety about their health. Lord for those who have diagnosed or undiagnosed health problems, I ask that You would be with them, anoint them from the crown of their head to the souls of their feet, to every single cell and molecule in their body with Your divine healing touch. Lord I pray for complete healing and restoration no matter what the tests results or lack thereof. Lord I intercede for those dealing with health-related anxiety and claim complete victory over anxiety related to any health problem they may have- actual, anticipated, or feared. Lord help them to put all their focus on You and not on what they have, what they think they have, or what they think they might get. Help them by Your Holy Spirit to make the best decisions for their health, including if, and when to seek care, discernment in choosing a healthcare provider and any treatment that is proposed or ordered, what to put in their bodies, and where to seek knowledge surrounding their health. Lord, I pray that all those who experience health related anxiety will trust You right now, walk in complete faith in You, and claim complete victory over this problem. Thank You Lord for victory and divine peace over any and all health-related anxiety.
In Jesus name I pray,
Copyright © 2021 Dr. Lou Ella V. Taylor PhD, CNS, RN