When it comes to ANXIETY, ENTERTAIN the WORST CASE SCENARIOS. Since anxiety feeds on “What Ifs,” use this to your advantage. The next time you feel anxious about a situation, keep answering this question “What’s the worst that can happen?” until you’ve convinced yourself that you can not only survive, but manage, any potential crisis that may come your way. For example, if you’re worried about buying a home it might sound something like this. “What if the interest rate goes down after we close? Well, we can always refinance. What if the housing market collapses? We don’t have to sell until we want to. What if we miss something catastrophic in the inspection? We were going to have to eventually fix things anyway. Recognizing you can handle something, even if you won’t like the process, will give you the confidence to go through it (Romans 8:28).
Romans 8:28 ESV: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.