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  • Writer's pictureKaty

Repent of Your Anxiety

The tenacity with which our society is attempting to drill it into our brains that anxiety is an “illness” does not change the fact that it is sin. Anxiety is no more a mental illness than envy, pride or lust is.

Because of this, I used to genuinely believe that anxiety was always going to be something I had to deal with. We treat this sin as if it’s an illness that needs to be medicated or worked out in therapy or managed to a tolerable level.

What does the Bible say about anxiety?

“Be anxious for nothing” (Phil 4:6)

If you are in a constant struggle with anxiety, you don’t need to merely “manage” it. You can’t self help your way out of sin. You need to kill it.

How do we kill sin? We repent and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15)

This is the only answer to being truly free from anxiety. Trust me, I’ve tried it all. I was paralyzed by my anxiety (for roughly 15 years) until the Lord was gracious to reveal to me that living in anxiety means living in unrepentant sin.

You will never stop being anxious until you realize that when you worry, you are committing sin against a holy God. Our fears and anxieties say to the Lord, “I don’t trust you and I think that I know better than you.”

Because of our fallen state, we will certainly be tempted to be anxious. Some of us may be more prone to anxiety than others. But you must not let it rule over you. You have the spirit of God living inside of you. Choosing to allow anxiety to have full reign over your mind is to reject the spirit’s help and deliverance.

Anxiety must be killed, not coddled.

Stop living in bondage to your sin.

Submit yourself to the lordship of Christ.

See that the spilt blood on the cross has covered your iniquities and has given you the freedom to walk in full trust of our almighty God. Repent and believe in the gospel, sister. See what freedom lies on the other side!

See also: Matthew 6:25-34 (the heading for this text is literally “the cure for anxiety”)

Colossians 3:15

2 Corinthians 10:5

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