I sometimes seem to live with a knot in my stomach the size of a football, at present though it has diminished to a tennis ball! Worse still, at times I am not even sure why anxiety is gnawing away at me. I thought this was normal and something I simply had to manage (via sleep, triathlon, time off, family time, etc).
However, yesterday whilst ironing a huge pile of laundry, I listened to Mark Driscoll on a A rebels guide to joy in anxiety. It was so helpful, if only to be reminded that it is normal but it is not reasonable for a Christan to stay in anxiety (Phil 4:6). He made a brilliant statement 'Anxiety is an attitude to be repented of and not a symptom to be managed'. For me I needed to be reminded again who God is and to live out the command 'do not be anxious about anything but to bring my petitions to God'.
Please do listen to his message and let me know what you think.