Dealing With My Nerves
I’ve learned how to cope with most of my greatest issues. I usually know when to take it easy. I know when to elevate my legs to calm my back pain. I know when I simply need a healthy walk. I know when I need to phone a friend or family member. But, I just can’t predict when anxiety might grab me with it’s painful claws.
I’m trying so hard to proactively deal with my nerve pain. I take my necessary meds like clock work. Almost every step of my life is planned around my limitations. But, anxiety continues to sneak up behind me. For a couple hours now my heart has felt it might jump out my chest. Yet neither my heart rate or blood pressure has been high when checked.
If you’re familiar with this battle you know that anxiety produces anxiety. Especially when it’s pouring from the deepest parts of you. Especially when you can’t pinpoint its root or know what might elevate it next. The worst part about my nerve damage is I can become a nervous wreck in less than a minute. This makes me feel guarded and overwhelmed so much. All I can keep doing is casting all my anxiety on Jesus.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”