Question: If I take medication for anxiety does that mean that I don’t trust God?
Answer: It means you don’t have the knowledge and skills that are needed to manage anxiety without medication. That’s not a judgment. It’s just fact. It’s the same as if you don’t exercise regularly and haven’t trained, you don’t have the knowledge and ability to run a marathon.
So, my recommendation to clients is to take medication if you need it. While you’re taking the medication, work intensively on gaining the knowledge and developing the skills to defeat anxiety (this is when you work on changing your thinking and you get wisdom and clarity about God’s character and knowledge and understanding of the tools that He’s given us to overcome anxiety). Work with your doctor and your therapist to create a plan to stop the medication in at some point in the future. Taking medication doesn’t mean that you are a bad Christian. It is simply evidence that you are a human being in need of grace and mercy.
Don’t be ashamed to get help.