A Girl Who's Got Resources.
Here is something I want you to know. You are strong. Even in moments where you are curled up in your bed shaking and aren’t sure where God is. Keep up the faith because He is there. Something I have learned with anxiety and emotions and thoughts is that there is a way out. We don’t have to live like that though our minds may tell us otherwise.
Have you ever heard of Dr. Caroline Leaf? I don’t know if you have but if you haven’t…you need to. Not only has she done a lot of research on the brain, but she also believes and loves our savior Jesus Christ. In her ministry, she helps Christians know that we have more control over our thoughts than we think we do.
I listen to her almost everyday, both her videos and podcasts. During my season of intense anxiety, she helped me to see things differently and understand anxiety on a physical and spiritual level. She talks about our thoughts as trees. In our brain, we can have good trees and we can have toxic trees. Our toxic trees are our bad thoughts, we give them the ability to live in our brain and they stay there in our brains just causing damage until we face them. In the past, people said everyone has to live with mental conditions and that no one could change even people with anxiety and the only way to beat it is through medication. Dr.Leaf offers an opposing view, that we can take these toxic trees and destroy them and change our brains. But how?
She has several books on how to, but one of the main things I’ve learned is “freaking out in the love zone” this simply means talking to someone about what you are worried about, or anxieties, and coming to the Lord in prayer. Every time you do this, you weaken the toxic trees. Eventually, those toxic trees have the ability to vanish from your mind and you can change your brain. ( there’s actual medical evidence of this and she has done this in clinical trials)
I will always attribute my healing from anxiety to the Lord. & I believe that Dr. Leaf’s tools help you realize what you are thinking, the negative thoughts, and truly take captive our every thought to the Lord.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
I could go on and on about her and how her podcasts and videos have helped me so much. I have seen many counselors for anxiety, done tons of bible studies, but her podcasts/youtube videos have changed my life.
So, if you are looking for a different view on anxiety, and toxic thinking; I think you should check her out. Because I did her 16 day being aware of our thoughts processes, and I am telling you I have seen SUCH an improvement. Between prayer and taking captive every thought with the Lords’s help anxiety will flee in the name of Jesus!
Yes Jesus- thank you for giving us doctors that care about you!
*this is not a paid advertisement LOL