Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. - Psalm 119:37
The answer to your current life question is in the Bible. The cure for your anxiety is found there too. When you need help, you need the Bible. Ladies, Jesus is the answer to every problem you have.
I could load this blog with scripture to back this up, however, here are just a few:
My concern for you women today is this: that you have displaced the Bible in your life.
Instead of going to God’s Word you head to the doctor, or the internet, or the refrigerator, or go looking for easy affection. Always running after the answer you are longing for. Some of you turn to your husband, your children, or a friend (is your first reaction to your situation to text someone?). Some run, some drink, some wait for signs. All while the Bible lays there with the answer, unopened.
Whatever (or whoever) you turn to first when you have a question or problem, THAT is what you have made your “bible”. What is it for you?
I know many will think I am simplifying this too much. Because, obviously, I don’t know what you are dealing with right now. Nope, I don't. But I do know what God has brought me through in my own life. From the suicide of a loved one to depression, marital strife to the trials of motherhood, God’s Word has been my anchor and always will be. I can confidently say along with David, “This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” Psalm 18:30.
Are you supposed to leave your unfaithful husband? Are you to change jobs? Should you leave your career and stay home to train up children? Is this depression a physical reality needing medical attention or could it be spiritual? There is a right decision to each of these questions. No need for the “trial and error” method, we have all been down that road. It is a waste of life. Instead look to God and read what he has to say about it. Keep reading until you get the answer. Through his Word and the working of his Holy Spirit, God will provide the wisdom and insight needed for your assurance.
This should be the lifestyle of a Christian woman - reading scripture faithfully, routinely and intentionally. Filling yourself with God’s Word is the pathway to becoming wise. There is no true intelligence outside of having the saving knowledge of God first (Proverbs 1:7). Anything else is folly.
Can we really trust the promises of God? For me, I can say, “Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.” (Ps. 119:140). God has proven true over and over in my life. I encourage you to trust him enough to try his promises too. Ask your Loving Father for wisdom as a daughter needing counsel and guidance - he gives generously!
Ladies, do not allow anything or anyone to take the place of God’s Word in your life. Let the Bible be what it is meant to be - your source of truth and wisdom from the mouth of God. Use it.