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I have troubles with nervous anxiety. Why did God pick me for this?

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Thank you for your honest spiritual enquiry about anxiety.

To begin, I encourage you to see a doctor or medical professional, especially if your anxiety is causing other physical and emotional problems. Their assistance and advice may be of great help to you.

In Christian understanding all sickness and ill health started when the first humans decided to live their live in a way that God had asked them not to. This led to sickness and ultimately death entering our world (Genesis 3:19). Since then every human that has lived has also died and many suffer different illnesses before finally dying.

In relation to mental ill health the Bible does not talk directly about this matter but more about all sickness and suffering in general. Many people in the Bible were sick and ill and Jesus came to make them well. Ultimately the Bible teaches there will be no more suffering in heaven (Revelation 21:4) and that is where Christians go through having faith that Jesus died to forgive them from things that separate them from God. I suppose you could say that

Anxiety is carrying a burden God never intended us to bear

In the Bible God encourages His people to turn to Him through life when we face trials. We are told to cast all your anxieties on him (God), because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). It also encourages people to think about things that are good and true instead of negative things, and not to worry but to pray to God for help. This can be read in Philippians 4:6-8.

Christians also believe that God can completely heal people of sickness while on earth as this shows what God intended life to be like and ultimately what heaven will be like. Christians today pray for healing but also seek medical help from professional doctors who can give medication for mental health issues. We encourage you to seek medical care as well as praying for help from God.

We believe that God has not picked you for this particular suffering but that He wants to help you through it. Sickness and suffering can affect anyone at any time because of the messed up world that we live in that we and others have created. Please do not be angry at God through this time but seek Him for comfort and healing.

In summary we believe that God wants to be with you and help you through any sickness and trouble in this life and ultimately be with Him forever in heaven. It takes faith to believe in God and to ask Him to take away your worries.

Here are some Bible Verses for your further consideration:

  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • Philippians 4:6-8
  • 1 Corinthians 7:32

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*All Scripture references are taken From The New King James Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

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