I anxiously glanced at the time. It was one hour to my exam.

I began to have palpitations then I had a panic attack.

I really didn’t know why I felt that way at the time. God had spoken to me before my exams began and promised to be my Strength and Shield. He had told me to trust solely in Him and He’ll help me.

Mind you, this was not my first, second or third exam.

Why then was I being anxious?”, I asked myself.

I broke down in tears because I was angry at myself for being anxious and unable to assimilate what I was reading.

Like my brain was supposed to be able to process information in that state.🙄

My friend was in my room but I didn’t want to talk to her about it. I wanted to talk to God first. So, I started playing songs on my ‘Trusting God‘ playlist.

P.S: I have playlists for almost every situation in my life.

I lay my head on my table, allowed the music sink deep, talked to God and shed some tears. While doing these, Abba reminded me of His promise to help me. He told me to trust solely on Him.

I wiped my tears and turned to look at my friend who was now seated next to me. She said some encouraging words and reminded me to rely on God.

I got ready to leave for my exam . . .

  1. What Anxiety looks like.
  2. Why Do We Get Anxious?
  3. How Then Do I Deal with Anxiety?
  4. Conclusion

What Anxiety looks like.

Have you ever had a panic attack? Where your heart just begins to beat so rapidly like it’s going to jump out of your chest? Well, I had my first one in a long time last year.

Anxiety happens when you feel nervous or restless about a situation. For some people, they live with it and have to deal with it every day of their lives.

If this sounds like you, I want you to know that this is not God’s will for you.

In this blog post, I’ll be sharing 3 practical ways to deal with anxiety as a Christian. You want to keep your eyes glued to the comment section too, as people will share other practical ways they deal with anxiety.

Okay! Let’s dive right in!

Why Do We Get Anxious?

With reference to the story I shared earlier, I got anxious because I was relying on my strength and abilities instead of God’s. Maybe I subconsciously thought if I finished reading all there was to read, I would pass the exam.

God on the other hand was teaching me to trust Him solely, not in my understanding (Prov. 3:5-7).

Many times, Worry or Anxiety comes when we try to figure things out on our own. Joyce Meyer says we worry when we try to take matters into our hands thinking we can handle them.

We think that by thinking so much about a situation, we will be able to sort it out. Anxiety only aggravates it though.

You get tensed, your breathing becomes unsteady, you can’t think straight and you will eventually feel worse than before.

Although, by now I’m sure experience has shown you how futile your worrisome thoughts are.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life“.

PHIL. 4:6-8 MSG.

I know you’ve heard and read this Scripture severally but I want to draw your attention to something.

It says that you should shape your worries into prayers. Then you’ll have the peace of God flood your heart.

In other words, you won’t have peace except you give all your anxious thoughts to God in prayer.

Get it?

How Then Do I Deal with Anxiety?

  • BREATHE. Yes! Breathe in and out. Get a grip of yourself before you get hurt. This way, you won’t take any rash decisions.
  • TALK TO GOD. Don’t bottle your thoughts and feelings in. Tell God how you feel exactly how you feel. He knows anyway so you might as well just tell Him.
  • GET BUSY. You should get busy so your mind doesn’t get the chance to ruminate on the problem. “Get busy with what?”, you might ask. Well, I don’t know. Getting busy for me though can be; listening to music or a podcast, talking with my friend about something entirely different or watching a funny YouTube video. Just do something good that’ll take your mind off the situation.


The next time you’re tempted to worry, take a deep breath, turn the worrisome thoughts into prayer points and get busy with something. You can write down the things you’re worried about and pray about them one by one (This works for me).

Then, you’ll really have peace at all times — that peace that passes all understanding. You know why? It’s because you’ve learnt to trust God to take care of you (1 Pet. 5:7).

I trust you’ve been inspired. Please don’t keep this to yourself. Share with everyone you know and on your fav social media platforms.

Also, I’ve added the link to my ‘Trusting God ‘ playlist on Spotify. Feel free to listen as you rest in God.

How do you deal with anxious thoughts?

I’ll love to know so please, don’t hold back on your helpful tips.

Looking foward to reading them,


29 responses to “Dealing with Anxiety as a Christian.”

  1. akadanielabiodun Avatar

    Wow! I can relate so well with the subject matter.
    Anxiety can be very overwhelming and steal one’s peace if not properly tamed.
    Thanks so much for the tips shared.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      I’m glad you can relate. I try to make the posts as relatable as possible and God has been helping me greatly.🙌

      If you’re not already subscribed, please do so you get regular blog updates.💜

      Liked by 1 person

    2. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      Yes! Anxiety steals your peace and isn’t even worth it as I’ve learnt the hard way.😸

      You’re welcome!☺
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts too.


  2. mofiyhin Avatar

    Please maybe at the end of your post, you can share two or three songs from your playlist that goes with the topic. Thank you
    Thanks for helping me with this blog post

    Liked by 1 person

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      Oh alright.
      Thank you for the suggestion.💜
      I’ll update this post and include the link to my playlist.


  3. Ebunoluwa Avatar

    Thank you so much for this Gigi, because anxiety has literally become a part of my every day life. I worry too much especially about exams which is going to come up in months.
    The only thing that has been effective for me so far is putting a call through my loved ones and sometimes listening to gospel music, but now reading this post makes me realize that i would need to talk to God more in that kind of Situation.

    I pray God continues to use you to bless more people out there.❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar


      I’m glad you’ll start talking to God whenever you feel anxious more.

      Never think or believe that you’ll live with Anxiety all your life.

      God will definitely come through for you!💯


  4. ailemenesther Avatar

    Thank you so much for this inspiring post✨ At every point of our lives, we can relate to this post however, it’s just very important to let God take control. There’s very little to what we can do without His help❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      We’re literally nothing without GOD.

      Scripture says in Him we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

      Thank you for reading and sharing your beautiful thoughts💜


  5. Braimoh Ewemade Avatar
    Braimoh Ewemade

    Good piece, Weldon Abba’s Girl.
    More inspirations in Jesus mighty name Amen

    Liked by 1 person

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      Amen! Thank you ma!💜


  6. Emmanuel Avatar

    Beautiful piece, I must say.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. chidebeth Avatar

    “Magnify God and the issue will be so small”

    Liked by 1 person

  8. chidebeth Avatar

    I said “Wow” when I read the part that says “I have playlists for every situation in my life” It’s a beautiful thing I should jump on.

    And yes! This is a beautiful one! It reminds me of a recent article I wrote about Trusting God with our situation. And this is another reminder to trust God. I guess there’s something God needs us to learn.

    ..Be anxious for nothing, the Bible says.
    Anxiety can get the hold of you only when you allow it to. I had a similar experience during the just-concluded exams in school.

    It was the day for Administrative Law and it seem as though all I was reading wasn’t sticking.
    What followed this moment was an heavy outburst!
    My head was spinning and I could not get a hold of myself. I wiped the tears off my face and at that worried state wanted to read that law case again, but it just didn’t work.

    At that point, I knew I had to turn my worries in to God!

    God reminded me of what He had spoken of the exams, that they were “of ease and simplicity”

    With this assurance, I cleared my head, took a bath, played a song that lifted my spirit and went back to reading!
    You see? That worked.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar


      Another testimony of how God helps us when we turn our worries to Him.

      Thank you very much for sharing this.☺


  9. chinezeibrahim848 Avatar

    Beautiful piece❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      Glad you think so. Thank you!☺💜


  10. eandroidslab Avatar

    Hi, it’s Android.
    For me, I deal with Anxiety by firstly putting the situation in perspective.

    Many things we are tempted to worry about are not that serious when we put it in perspective of eternity and God. Magnify God and that issue will be so small.

    2 weeks from now you’ll laugh about that issue that you wanted to kill yourself for, because God always makes a way.

    In the case of your example, I’ll say. Let’s put this in perspective, what’s the worse that could happen? Maybe, I can fail the exam, but I still have my sound health and sound mind. And it does not affect my place with God in eternity…

    Sounds extreme sha, but it works everytime.
    Put the issue in perspective and magnify God above the situation

    Liked by 2 people

    1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      Hmm …
      Your example is pretty extreme but I get you😸

      Sit back and observe the situation. Then, magnify God above it.

      Thank you for sharing Android!☺


  11. Peter Ebong Avatar
    Peter Ebong

    Inspiring and motivating, Learning how to deal with anxiety is key to a more fruitful Christian living.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Victor Oghenekaro Avatar
      Victor Oghenekaro

      Tis inspiringly & beautifully written. Thanks so much.

      Dealing with anxiety is important to one really.

      You know, anxiety never speaks of good, it’s one baggage of negativity and it’s draining to say the least.

      It’s best to channel all that energy to something tangible. Anxiety has never solved the problem or helped the process, it always compounds the situation actually.

      For me tho’, I intentionally lead my thoughts away from it or get distracted. Other times, I simply take a walk or put a call across to someone, anyone even.

      There’s also times I’d intentionally go on WhatsApp and view every status update or I’ll go get a chilled drink and gulp it down with reckless abandon 😹 and sure, when it’s overwhelming, I sometimes allow myself to cry, especially when my body needs it, tho’ it’s hard to see guys cry, I literally will have to force myself and afterwards, I do feel relieved honestly.

      Well, many of the times, Music helps. I either listen to one or I sing any song that drops in my mind. Sometimes, I’ll say a short prayer then go to bed, I’ll intentionally sleep on it.

      Anxiety is not our thing as believers or any one’s thing even, it disturbs the peace within. It’s burdensome actually, an uneven load.

      Me, I don’t joke with my peace of mind, by all means, I will snap out of it. it’s not healthy.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

        Anxiety is draining!
        Saying a prayer, Sleeping, Listening to music, Having a good cry, Taking a walk or a chilled drink, viewing status updates are ways to distract yourself.

        Thank you so much for sharing!☺


    2. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

      Yes Sir!
      I agree!💯


      1. Victor Eneojo Adeyi Avatar
        Victor Eneojo Adeyi

        Lecrae sang in his latest release “Album–CC4, track title– protecting my peace”

        “If I had to choose between you(anxiety) and my peace, then it’s an easy decision.”

        Cos I would pick my peace a million times.

        The words of The Prophet Isaiah says
        For thou will keep him in perfect peace, who’s mind is stayed on you because he trust in you.

        So let’s learn to trust God and fixate our mind on Him always.

        GiGi, God bless you. Always inspiring.💯💯

        Liked by 1 person

      2. God'sglory Braimoh Avatar

        First of all!
        Thank you for drawing my attention to the lyrics of the song.

        And yes, God help us trust Him and keep our eyes on Him always. Amen!🤲

        Thank you for sharing sir!☺


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