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Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by dabro, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. dabro

    dabro A child of the living God.

    United States
    In Relationship
    Guys since 08 I struggled with smoking.

    It has been a great struggle since I always deal with anxiety.

    My smoking has increased and I can’t seem to stop this stronghold.

    Can anyone give me advice or show how the Lord has delivered you?
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Tone

    Tone Star Fish Radiant Supporter

    United States
    I've heard that smoking increases anxiety.

    Do you exercise regularly? I have seen that physical fitness is a huge motivator to abstain from smoking or even from eating a poor diet.
  3. com7fy8

    com7fy8 Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Hi, Dabro :) It is good to see you; thank you for sharing this with us :)

    You say anxiety is part of what is driving your smoking. So . . . we should know what the Bible says about anxiety. And beating anxiety might do you more deep good, than just stopping the smoking.

    Do both! :)

    But God is committed to changing us so anxiety can't degrade and discourage us and drive us the wrong way. So, yes pray.

    Also, I would say, see what things you are getting anxious about. There could be things you should not be involved with, anyway, or things you need to grow to take care of the right way, in peace and God's creativity, instead of being under the power of anxiety which could be helping you to spoil how you try to take care of things. In God's love, we can handle things better and in more sharing and love with other people.

    May be you are being too independent, and so in your isolation you can be singled out and brought down by anxiety, as you try to take too much on yourself.
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  4. Jude1:3Contendforthefaith

    Jude1:3Contendforthefaith Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox

    When ever you feel anxiety or feel the urge to smoke Make The Sign of The Cross and then ask God to help you:

  5. dabro

    dabro A child of the living God.

    United States
    In Relationship
    I am a very isolated person. When I got sick in 08 my drive for what I wanted God to do thru me became background noise.

    It’s just very tempting when I have nothing better to do.

    I’m going to be moving to Virginia and the place where I might go says no smoking so God is very good to me.