Anxiety is short-lived if we give it to God.What comes to mind when you think of addiction? Alcohol. Drugs. Chocolate. How about this one: Anxiety. Does it surprise you that we would consider anxiety to be an addiction? Well, it must be. Why else would people hold on to their worries when they don’t have to?
Anxiety is an unproductive activity. It doesn’t accomplish anything positive (although it has plenty of negative side effects, such as stress, high blood pressure, and ulcers). You would think that people would try to get rid of their worries if it were possible to do so. And it is! Let God be responsible for the situation.
It won’t take you twelve steps to get over your anxiety addiction. It takes just one: Give your worries to God.
The Lord is good. When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge. And he knows everyone who trusts him.