There’s really no reason for me to be anxious. But I have been. I’ll spare you what I’ve been anxious about. There are some things that just don’t need to be publicized. Suffice it to say that we all go through seasons in our lives when we find ourselves unsettled, worried, and anxious.
This morning during my prayer time I was sharing my anxieties with God – again. This time He led me to go through worst-case scenarios for each thing that I’ve been concerned about.
As I thought this through with God, I was immediately relieved. When I thought about how bad certain things could go, they were more inconveniences than tragedies. It would be a pain if my scenarios came true. I would be disappointed. But it wouldn’t be the end of the world. (Unless, of course, my worst-case scenario WAS the end of the world which for me, a Christ-follower, really isn’t a worst-case scenario but a best-case scenario…)
I’ve done this worst-case scenario thing before on occasions when I feel stressed. It always seems to help. Maybe it can help you too.
Here’s a short article on dealing with stress and anxiety that you might find helpful.
PS – This was not on my worst-case scenario list: Russian Meteor Blast a Warning for Earth
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