Researchers say that one in three adults will experience some type of anxiety disorder at some point in their life. It you happen to be one those people, there is hope and healing; and it can be found in the Word of God. In the early summer of 2017, I began to experience chest pains and shortness of breath that eventually lead to me spending hours in the ER, doctor’s office and undergoing a series of tests. Each test came back with positive outcomes and the concluded diagnosis was stress and anxiety. Of the many ways anxiety can manifest itself for me it was in the form of cardiovascular issues. Once I realized what was going on, I was determined to not let anxiety cripple my life and impede my purpose. I became more intentional about my eating and exercise habits, and most importantly, I sought out the Word of God.
How to Use this Scripture Writing Journal
Over the next 30 days, you will meditate on many of the same scriptures that helped me to overcome anxiety. It is my hope and prayer that through this journal you too will have victory over anxiety, one scripture at a time. This journal provides four sections a day to write from the provided scripture:
Write - As you write the Word of God, allow it to penetrate your heart and mind afresh, even if it is a familiar scripture.
Listen - Listen to your heart, good, bad or indifferent and simply write. Then listen to the heart of God through that scripture and/or at that moment and write what you hear or what you understand from that scripture.
Pray - Next, take a moment to reconcile your heart and thoughts with God’s words, then write a prayer from your heart. Acknowledge who God is and where you are, thanking and asking God for what you need at that moment.
My Affirmation - At the end of each entry write a personal affirmation. Take it a step further, put it on a post-it note, your cell phone screen, or make it your daily hashtag on social media. Speak it, and repeat it until you feel a difference in your spirit.