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Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. Bonnie this is such a wonderful encouragement. Truths we can lean into to tell ourselves when we’re headed into those cycles. AND to share with those who are anxious & worried to truly encourage not add to the shame & lies Satan is already whispering in their ears. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Bonnie!

  2. I loved this! Especially your suggestion under Myth #1 – it definitely shifted my thinking, thank you so much Bonnie!

  3. The brokenness in my family is overwhelming and my anxiety is an all time high. I think my mountain is too big to move even for God. I pray to see God‘s hand on our situation and him working on my behalf. Please pray for me and my family.

    • Dearest Father deepen Julie’s faith roots by proving her wrong that YOU ARE BIGGER than the brokenness in her family. Move in each member to see You & Your power in their lives to enable restoration in their relationships with each other and more importantly with You. Provide a miracle that all will see Your work and praise You. Encourage Julie that she is not alone that she has heavenly siblings she has never met standing in the gap praying for her & her family. Protect her from discouragement, weariness & anxiety as only You can. Thank You for her transparency and the privilege we have of praying. In Your Almighty name, Jesus, Amen. (((0)))

    • Julie,

      Praying for you & your family sweet sister. Abba Father, Please move on behalf of Julie & her family. Heal the brokenness in her family, give them a sense of peace & calm. Help their faith to increase. Shower them with your truth & grace. Encourage Julie that she isn’t alone in her struggle. There are many people praying for her & the family. Quiet their weary souls. Give her eyes to see & arms to feel you moving in this situation. In Jesus Name AMEN

      Blessings 🙂

  4. Thank you Bonnie. Beautiful and “freeing” words! When I STOP, breathe and calm myself I know.. really know..
    “He loves me unconditionally. He knows me. God will take care of me.
    Thank you God \0/

  5. Thank you for your post. My daughter suffers from anxiety and I sometimes catch myself thinking some of the lies you pointed out when trying to figure out the best way to help her.

    This was a great encouragement and reminder.

  6. Amen!

    I’ve been living with Chronic Depression, for the last 25+ yrs. BUT, my relationship to God has continued to grow stronger, each time I’ve turned to God, in the midst of my dis-ability. I celebrate each emotional victory; & see it truthfully, as another step in my Healing Journey!

  7. Beautiful. Thank you for this. I think so many need to hear this and will benefit from it. I know I did and am.

  8. Dear Bonnie, I loved your words in this post! Maybe people need to be reminded, too, that it’s okay to seek help from a counselor, too. I think God would want us to reach out for help from other humans, when we need it. That’s okay. It can be part of God’s plan for us!

  9. I am suffering with depression, fear and anxiety….the longest of my life. I lean on the Lord and His promises every day and night. But this feels debilitating. I am 76 and it strips me of strength. Please pray for me for deliverance and healing. I pray for many others also daily. God bless you all!

  10. I am so blessed by your devotion today. I have believed those lies and it only makes the anxiety worse. David worried, lamented and praised (often within the same psalm) and he was a man after God’s own heart.

  11. Bonnie, thank you for your words of encouragement and the reminder that God is always there even when I feel alone. God is faithful and He keeps His promises.

  12. Thank you for these encouraging words and scripture. I too am in a season of anxiety & depression. I have had a few people of faith say these negative things to me. I searched for the truth and was encourage by other believers of God’s Love for me. I pray for all those struggling with this. I know that God knows all things and believe He has a purpose to help me grow if His Love.

  13. Bonnie thank you for this. People can be quick to judge you say this and this. Without finding out what is causing you to have anxiety. People have anxiety for all different reason. So we are to do as God would want us to do not judge if why they are in the anxiety they are in. I believe God would want us to love them and pray with them if they will let you. Say to them God know what your going through and why your going through the anxiety you are. If will not let you pray for them. Tell them you will pray for them when saying your prayers. If they want your there for them. If do just want to talk about what is causing the anxiety they have. They can call you. You will be there to listen to them. If they need further help. As well as you listing to them and praying with them. If they will go tell them to get help from if saved a Christian Counselor. Who will no how to help them deal with Anxiety in a Christian way if they need further help. They are trained people to listen to you. Help you in anyway they can. Plus see how God would help you and what his words says. As this song says it good oldie one. “water Friend We have in Jesus all our sins and greifs to bear what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer” That is so true this song. We have God who knows what we are going through and is there for us and longs for us to pray to him and tell him about it. Plus that is why God sent Christian Consulers to also help us in the Love of God. If we need them. Thank you Bonnie for what you shared and your three very good points. Love and big hugs to you all and everyone incourage in my prayers Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  14. Bonnie,

    Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. These truths & self care tips will help many people. Most people don’t really understand anxiety & depression. They have no idea how it can affect a person. As a Christian we need to be encouraging each other. I encourage everyone to seek help if needed. Remember there is nothing wrong with you or your faith. It could actually be a medical problem-hormonal imbalance. You are loved by Almighty God who understands you better than you know.

    Blessings 🙂