Absence of God is when we fail to involve God in our everyday life. I recently had this conversation [we chase after socio-economic security and comfortability] and whilst this is noble, I believe there is a bigger scope – “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s Kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly” Read Matthew 6:33 (TPT). Beloved, let seeking God be your utmost priority, above all else.
“Anxious fear brings depression, but a life-giving word of encouragement can do wonders to restore joy to the heart.” Proverbs 12:25 (TPT). Watch this, one antidote to anxiety is “speaking encouraging words.” Therefore, I encourage us not to be stingy with words of encouragement, let us freely and quickly be people who encourage one another. And if you can’t find anyone to encourage you, do like David did; “Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God.” Read 1 Samuel 30:6 (AMP).
“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become restless and disturbed within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.” Read Psalm 42:5 (AMP). The antidote to anxiety is having and stirring up your expectation for God’s promises to manifest in your life.
Hey, talk your way out of anxiety by confessing God’s Word to yourself. Listen to this, “And your hearts will overflow with a joyful song to the Lord Jehovah. Keep speaking to each other with words of Scripture, singing the Psalms with praises and spontaneous songs given by the Spirit.” Read Ephesians 5:19 (TPT).
My Lord and Saviour, thank You for giving me Your word; it is my lamp, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
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