“At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place” (Job 37:1; NIV).

Anxiety weighs down the heart (Proverbs 12:25; NIV).

The churning inside me never stops; days of suffering confront me (Job 30:27; NIV).

You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day (Deuteronomy 28:66; NIV).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).

My alarm system
Is hypersensitive.

It goes off
At the slightest sign of threat,
Generating months of anxiety and dread
That wear me down.

But I’m an adult now –
I don’t need to be
So hyper-vigilant
Any more.

I can speak out
To defend myself,
Or simply stay away
From toxic people.

Please heal me,
So I can have life to the full at last,
With you.

Through Jesus’ name,

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