One of the most confusing things for a Christian is when they experience anxiety or depression symptoms and wonder where God is. Generally speaking, when a person comes into relationship with God they experience an initial elevation of hope, joy and peace over their newfound identity in Christ. As time progresses, many Christians then go on to have at least some short term periods where they battle with anxiety or depressive type symptoms.
Anxiety and depression are two check-engine signals from the body letting a person know that something is not right inside. More often than not, the biggest contributing factors to anxiety and depression are a person’s view of themselves and their circumstances. Even though many Christians believe in God and trust that He loves them, they also struggle with loving themselves and seeing positive things in themselves and their environment. Countless Christians struggle with feelings of inadequacy and fear that cause them to approach most days from a place of lack rather than abundance.
Every single day we are building patterns and perceptions; either ones that reinforce fear and a not good enough mentality, or ones that build a sense of love, peace and self-acceptance. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is self-control; implying that God wants us to learn how to make the choices that will build an experience that thrives with abundance. Anxiety and depression symptoms are an opportunity for a Christian to recalibrate their personal health and re-establish the choices and mentality that produce peace and joy.
How to Recalibrate using Christian Counseling
Professional Christian coaching helps you explore complex situations that may rattle your faith. Sometimes the most deeply troubling dilemmas in life provide the most profound opportunities to strengthen your spiritual identity. Whether you are experiencing challenges as an individual or couple, you can get the help you need with Christian-based marriage counseling and specialized Christian therapy.