Anita Southam shares how her passion for helping people confront anxiety is very personal, as she struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for several years.
"During that time, I didn’t really know what it was or how to stop it. Every day I was living in constant fear.
"I eventually went to my doctor and got medication; however, it wasn’t a permanent solution. As a Christian, I would pray for God to take the anxiousness away, but one night while praying, I asked God, “What can I do to help myself?” Immediately God said, “Read my Word and see what I have to say about worry, fear, anxiety, and peace.”
"Every day I was living in constant fear... I began to feel better as I clung to God’s Word."
"So I found Scriptures on these topics and recited them every day, even while anxious. As time went on, I began to feel better as I clung to God’s Word. I also started doing research on anxiety and found out what it was and how it worked.
"From there, I began meeting people that
"So, in 2011 I began a ministry called Confronting Anxiety to connect with those affected by worry and panic. These classes have been beneficial to so many, and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help others realize that they do not have to be burdened with anxiety!
"If you are battling anxiety, consider participating in this group."