Anxiety is a feeling of overwhelming apprehension, worry, distress, or fear.
Psychological researchers would say that they are not completely sure of the cause of anxiety, that it’s likely a combination of factors including genetic, environmental, as well as brain chemistry.
Websters has a great definition: “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it”
No wonder we are all on edge, society has become an open wound of anxiety, we all see threats, we all have doubts about our ability to cope with it.
“I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
What is the reality and nature of our threat? Things we can’t control, debts we don’t know how we’ll pay, a life wasted on the wrong things and now we are alone, the stress of procrastination, unhealthy relationships, and many more.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6
Do you consistently do this? I know I don’t, I forget, and I often don’t believe. In some ways, this is the essence of faith. Do we give our cares, the good and bad, to God? All the time.