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  • Sarah Lyall-Neal PsyD

Anxiety and Your Faith

Updated: Nov 11, 2020



Have you ever had the thought "If I just had more faith, I wouldn't worry so much?" I know I have. During times of extreme anxiety, I have found myself praying hard and feeling only short periods of relief before being overwhelmed with anxiety again. Does that mean my faith is weak, well yes and no. I'm a human being so my faith is not perfect, the only perfect being who ever lived and experienced complete faith was Jesus. What is happening in my body and yours when we experience anxiety is more than psychological, it is physiological. Our bodies are hardwired to keep us safe and when we are experiencing anx