“All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.” Oswald Chambers. Clearly, we see computing and navigating life without God will lead to anxiety. And I suppose we see this quite often and people questioning the need for God. Please hear my heart, the absence of God leads to a weakened society and nation but there is hope because the Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord Yahweh will be rescued and experience new life.” Read Romans 10:13 (TPT). Beloved, do you want to live free from anxiety? Call out to God every waking moment of your existence, and He has promised, He will hear you and answer.
In our society today, there seems to be no place for the Word of God, people reject the Word of God and at every turn, try to ridicule the truth of scripture. Hear my heart on this, God’s Word is our rock and foundation. The reason for the chaos in our societies and nation can be attributed to the absence of God, but the Lord gave us a way out. Are we willing to embrace God’s total plan for humanity.?
“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, BUT in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” Read Philippians 4:6-7 (AMP). Antidotes to anxiety within the theme text below:
- “It is a good rule never to look into the face of a man in the morning till you have looked into the face of God.” Charles Spurgeon.
- “Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit.” Read Luke 18:1 (AMP).
- “Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all His believers.” Read Ephesians 6:18 (TPT).
- “Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.” Charles Spurgeon.
- “And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.” Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (TPT).
- “You can pass through His open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless his beautiful name!” Read Psalm 100:4 (TPT).
- Persist in Faith
- “Remain faithful to Biblical convictions.” Unwavering and uncompromising.
- “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).
- “In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life.” Read 1 Peter 2:2 (TPT).
Listen to this, “what worries you, masters you.” John Locke. Remember Job, “the very thing he feared came upon him.” Read Job 3:25 (NIV). Anxiety brings with it other unpleasant outcomes.
Beloved, let us not be master worriers, instead, let us be masters of God’s Word! Heavenly Father, thank You for who You are; my God and my Saviour, and for that I am grateful.
We write. You read. Be encouraged.