Someone you know is struggling with fear and anxiety and you are unsure of how to help. That is totally understandable. Did you know that one of the first things you should do is seek professional guidance? I know that may sound a bit crazy, but let’s think about this for a minute. If you have a problem with your car and you do not know the first thing about cars, what do you do…you call a professional (or at least someone you view as a professional in that arena). Perhaps your issue is with plumbing, roofing, or building a new home…you get the picture, right? In essence, getting professional help for their fears and anxiety is very important.
In addition, here are a few key pointers to help you help someone else:
- Encourage them to take one day at a time
- Place focus on the here and now (not past or future)
- Overcome negative statements with positivity (replace don’t with do)
- Visualize their happy place (i.e. beach, mountains, etc.)
- Pray for them and pray with them
Take refuge in knowing that our God is stronger than any fear we may encounter. His Word is filled with ways to help us overcome the day to day trials of life. Be consistent and persistent with the person you are helping and remember, when things are beyond your scope of understanding or area of expertise, seek professional guidance.
Do remember to reach out to LAE-LAH Inc. and schedule your COMPLIMENTARY phone consultation. Be Blessed. Be Whole. Be You.