“When we worry we are saying, ‘I know the way my life is supposed to go, and God’s not getting it right’.” Timothy Keller. When we desire to take control of our lives, then what we are saying, in essence, is we can do a better job than what God is doing; and that ladies and gentlemen is faithlessness, and will ultimately lead to anxiety or bouts of panic attacks. Remember, Jesus is the way. Beloved, anxiety is not the way of life for you and me as the people of God. So here is that question again, why is it that we embrace anxiety? Could it be that we are not content or we plainly don’t trust God?
“Truth carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation; loving confrontation, but confrontation nevertheless.” Francis A. Schaeffer. God’s counsel to you and me on the subject of anxiety is the truth, therefore, we are faced with a choice to make whether we believe God or not. So what does the Bible say about anxiety? He says, “DO NOT be anxious… I sometimes have to wonder about myself when God’s Word is so clear for me not to be anxious about anything, yet the tendency is always there to want to embrace anxiety. However, this is what the Bible says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Read Joshua 1:9 (AMP). It is a command and an order from God for us not to be anxious.
“Whenever my busy thoughts were out of control, the soothing comfort of Your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight.” Read Psalm 94:19 (TPT). Watch this, whenever you feel anxiety creeping in, this is what the Bible says we should do, “activate God’s Word” and there are different ways this can happen – praying in the Spirit, declaring God’s Word, worshipping and praising God…
Watch this, anxiety will be eliminated when we do what this text commands, “This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honour, and authority!” Read Colossians 3:1b (TPT). Beloved, seeking anything below God’s Word is a sure recipe for anxiety.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your goodness and mercy, thank You for Your loving kindness and exceeding abundant grace.
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