My mind is feeding on FEAR

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Jun 6, 2018
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I am scarred because of everything i hear about like people getting killed, getting raped, getting sick or even living with a disease and so many more. Because of all this, i can't seem to live peacefully without fear crossing my mind. I am afraid that the bad things that i see will happen to me and i do not want any bad thing to happen to me so i am afraid knowing that people get car accident and can't walk again, people get cancer and other disease that they have to live with. I know God said we shouldn't feed on fear and i know that Job once said that "The thing i feared the most has come upon me." I do not know how to think or what to do my mind is just fed on all the bad things that happens to people and that is making me fear. Because someone has cancer i am also afraid same will happen to me oh God. Help! i am scared i do not want to live this kind of life thinking things that happen to people will happen to me. I don't really have a close relationship with God where i pray every morning but i do say prayers in the night i hardly read the bible because i feel like i am familiar with what i am reading.Peace be unto you all and thanks for reading this
 
Jun 28, 2018
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Sounds like you may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) however, I cannot diagnose you as I am not a psychologist and if I remember correctly it's illegal for me to do so. pretty much all I have to have to say is that I am in the same shoes as you, constantly worry about everything and anything including, my own mental health, neurological health, losing control or lacking self-awareness and the future. and If I was you seek a psychologist help deal with your constant worries before they get worst and remember you are not the only person dealing with excessive worrying. God bless
 

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Here's the thing. Some of these things probably will happen. Others won't. That's part of life.
I was 16 when I was in a car accident. My car was totaled but I was fine as was everyone else involved, three cars, 5-6 people. Now, years later it's a story I often tell with laughter.
I have had various health issues and always will. It's scary at times, and I've been through a lot because of it. But I'm still here.
One of my worst enemies was not a car accident or health problems, its fear and anxiety. All kinds of things can happen to you. But also may not. Yet when fear is involved it doesn't matter if it ever happens to you or not because you make yourself live it every day.
Fear robs you of life and the ability to enjoy life. Your biggest fear should not be all these things that may or may not happen to you, but rather fear living your life afraid and in fear.
Take it from a 42 year old whose dealt with all those same issues you are. The only thing worse than going through them is one day getting older and realizing how little you ever enjoyed life due to fear, and now it's too late to change it.

You are not in control. That's why you're afraid. But even when we are in control we make bad choices. So being in control isn't so great either.
God, however, is in control. So whether good or bad happens to you accepting and having trust that God is working things out for His will can go a long way in easing fear.