Jesus! Why am I so anxious?

“Anxiety is what happens when you have an absolutely ridiculous thought but then you start to believe it.” Brianna West

I don’t know if that is entirely true about all situations, but I do know there are times my mind chooses the worst case scenario and runs with it as if it were true.

Having gone through a season of great anxiety a while ago (to the point I had physical symptoms like palpitations etc), I initially wondered why I was invited to my class Christian Union (CU) this January to speak on anxiety.

I thought God was playing a joke on me. I later figured, as I prepared for it, that it was a well-timed reminder for me not to be anxious. I hope that as you listen to this sermon, this too will ring out aloud for you.

(PS- I must admit that my favorite part of the sermon was when the congregation sung along to a short rap I’d written concerning “anxiety situations” that may crop up in life, whether in family, school, etc. I’ll definitely add the lyrics down below for you to rap along when the time comes! )


” Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)


Turn your eyes to Jesus rap:

(PS- It was tailored to medical students, but feel free to insert things in your scope of life! After each line, repeat the line “Turn your eyes to Jesus, to Jesus” )

The consultant comes and grills you badly, (R) Turn your eyes to Jesus, to Jesus

Torn between sleeping and reading, (R)

Forgot your logbook and its due for signing (R)

When your mama’s shouting coz your room’s untidy (R)

and your dad is drunk and misbehaving (R)

and your family seems to have so much drama (R)

and your siblings are making you question your genes (R)

When nani tells nani your issues and it becomes a gossip story (R)

and your friends they roast you all the time, mara mapengo mara nini (R)

and the boyfriend /girlfriend is nowhere in site, yet the clocking is ticking(R)

na mablueticks mob unakula mbaya (R)

and your hair aint growing and you don’t look like your glowing (R)

Brathe, they call you skinny weeny and yet kila siku unaenda gym (R)

Basically in every little situation, every little situation (R)

Don’t be anxious about anything! (R)

(Insert any 3 scenarios that cause you anxiety and respond ” Turn your eyes to Jesus, to Jesus“)


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