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Child of God, No Anxiety
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My soul longs for you, Yewshuwa
The opposite of anxiety is peace. Just how can one get peace when all around everything seems to be falling apart? It could be anything from an unexpected illness to a wayward child to a job loss, to a loss of a loved one. The list could go on and on and on. Well, there is one that has all power and that is Almighty God. If you are a Child of God, born again and saved let me remind you in love that Christ tells us to be anxious for nothing.
I have often wondered in my Christian walk just how can this be done? Well, Jesus simply and clearly gives us the answer in His written Living Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17. We can not hear the word unless we have a Bible open reading it or unless we are in a study or in fellowship with another or in a church service or hearing the Word via, media. With our technology the Bible, studies and writings are at our fingertips.
God is continually shaping and molding us for things to come. God has over 7,000 promises in His Word. I long to drink Gods word, similar to a dear that thirsts for water. I long for His Word because He is alive. It is good and living. I just need to drink it all in not just bits and pieces of the verse or chapter.
Anxiety can be a debilitating illness and keep one chained to their home to avoid a possible attack. It can break up families, cause job loss, it can steal the life out from under you. The list goes on. There are hundreds of wordily remedies for anxiety such as meditation, medication, breathing techniques, yoga, food, vitamins and minerals, mud baths, therapeutic massage, brain waves, psychology, foot massage therapy, exercise, counseling, hypnosis, shock treatment and more to help relieve the ordeal. There are other self made methods such as alcohol to numb the feelings away. I tried that one too. Short lived if any relief. The MASTER Physician, Jesus Christ has the remedy written in His Word. It does not get much better then that!. John 14:6 I am the way, truth and life no one comes to the Father except through me.
In recent stats I read that 7 our of 10 suffer from general anxiety disorder. Stress from work, life, kids, money so on. Out of the seven two suffer from serious anxiety disorder. I believe the numbers myself to be much higher. Given the multitudes of people living on the planet today. If your anxiety needs treatment by a Doctor, please seek it. There are wonderful Doctor's that can help you. God will meet you where you are at. Do not wait too long.
When the anxiety did come on me most times it literally took my breath away. ( Past Tense) I was usually taken by surprise and it came into my being and usually out of nowhere at no particular time. I could be driving along and wham the knot in my gut took me over. I was out of breath. I would do breathing exercises to help. I would call to Jesus, He always came. I longed to be free from this illness.
If I could share one thing to help another who suffers anxiety it would be to read and study every scripture on worry and anxiety and healing in the Word of God. Read the verses after and before the promise. Write down the scriptures and meditate on them. Get the promises into your heart. Keep going and keep practicing. I suppose it has to come down to what do you want more anxiety or freedom from anxiety? We have to do the work. God could and would if He were sought. He will not leave us, but He does chastise His Children. He wants us to trust in Him. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.John 16:13
God tells us not to worry or be anxious for nothing. How can this be? The world is so accustomed to self medicating. It is a huge problem in our world!! Depression and anxiety can be killers. Until recently I never took a real heart look at the promises of God around this illness. I think I thought free from anxiety is not for me, maybe it is not Gods will in my life.
My life changed in early February 2012. This day I woke with anxiety and was sick of it, having me. I picked up the Bible in frozen fear and tears and I was led to Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. The light came on I missed the verse before the verse.
I do encourage you to get down your Bible and meditate on these verses. Never underestimate what God can and wants to do in your life for you. How clever for the devil to steal our peace and throw anxiety and or worry at you. Anxiety is not from God. Anything that contradicts Gods Word is from the enemy. The devil wants nothing more then to burn down all the human planet, if he can. Well, Saints remember the devil is already defeated. Jesus took him on at Calvary. He is going to the pit of hell. He is judged to death, with his demons. We have the power through JESUS to cast the devil out. Luke 10:19 'I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, nothing will harm you.'
If we open the door to sin, then close it. Repent and move onward and upward. God knows we all fall short the Glory.To reap the treasures God has for His children we have to work with Jesus, to be free. Faith is an action verb. We have to live it. Peace has been given to us. We have been bought with a price by Christ who laid down His life for us and shed His Blood.
On this particular morning I made a decision to practice and stand on scripture Phil. 4:4-7. I believe if you suffer from anxiety or worry that Our Lord will heal you of your transgression. 'God is no respecter of people.' Romans 2:11 God can turn all things for good for those that love Him. Romans 8:28 The key is to believe and trust in His promises. Briefly, I will spell out how healing came to pass for me. Today if anxiety comes close to my fleshly body I remind the enemy that, it is written. I throw a scripture at His face, He flees. We are to be anxious for nothing. This is not only a command but an invitation for our well being and happiness.
Phil 4:4 'Rejoice always' I thank God and Praise Him all during the day. Sometimes I will sing. 'I thank God He took my anxiety at the cross of Jesus.' Something happens to our Spirit when we do this. For me I am reminded of who I am in Christ and that life is a gift. When thanking God it is difficult for the negative thoughts or circumstances to come bare ling in. The enemy bows at the name of Jesus. When one is always thanking Jesus or talking to Him the devil will not last. In fact laugh at him. He is DOOMED to hell, already. It is done.
Phil 4:5 'Let your gentleness be evident to all, the Lord is near.' When in praise and thanksgiving a gentleness covers me.There is not more heaviness on the Spirit. The opposite of heavy is light. Praise and Thanksgiving bring on the Light of the Spirit. God is Light. I feel different and I handle things differently. Gods word does not come back void. Isaiah 55:11
Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious for anything but in everything in prayer and petitions (plea, beseech,cry) with thanksgiving present your requests to God.' You just know the Lord is with you. How awesome is this? If your request is in line with Gods letter to us then Jesus has already answered. Remind yourself the prayer is answered. It is written.Believe and trust. If you need work, healing, a wayward child to come home, a husband saved or help to stop the cigarettes or a better relationship with your children, boss or, co-workers, only ask. If you need rent money, a new home, a vehicle, or joy only ask and believe in faith it is done. Christ went to calvary and defeated the enemy at the Cross. Look up the scripture and write down the promise you are standing on. Remind God of His promise each day. If the enemy tries to trip you up or come at you or your own thoughts start to get negative, speak out loud scripture's. If you can't speak out loud say them God knows our thoughts. Stand on them. Gods answer may or may not come immediately but it will come. God does not lie. Is your peace worth this? It does take work and effort. Are you worth this? I think so and God must or He would not have given us a solution.The solution is Jesus. He is the living Word. We are not alone. 'Seek God first'. Matthew 6:31 Praise becomes a joyous reality of living. Gods living word is alive and it comes alive inside our very being.
Phil 4:7 'And the peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.' There is peace in knowing God has you covered. The job may not, the neighbor may have let you down. Your best friend could be wayward. The kids could be misbehaving. Maybe the spouse does not have the words you need to hear, maybe your mom does not understand. Maybe the bank loan did not go through, maybe you are overdrawn in your bank account, maybe you can not afford to go to lunch with friends. None is perfect no none, except our Lord. He will not let us down. 'He will never leave nor forsake us.' Hebrews 3:13 Jesus understands more then anyone. The peace that comes cannot be explained it just is, glorious. Not only the state of mind but the inner tranquility that comes in knowing we are forgiven and homeward bound to heaven, is peace. Keep pressing toward the prize. Like Paul, keep going for the crown of Glory.
Do not be a victim but a victor in Christ Jesus. If I can with God, then you can too, with God. 'By His stripes we are healed.' Isaiah 53: 4-5 Most of my life I had dealt with anxiety. No More. Nothing is worth giving up the peace of Christ. I realize how self centered anxiety is. It is like saying I got it and God does not. Forgiven, I press on. I have much to work at in my salvation walk, until it is over.It is a walk. We can roll all our cares to Christ. ALL OF THEM. He only waits for us to come to Him. There is nothing He cannot do. Today I have no anxiety. The world around me in my own home does not look pretty by the worlds standards. I am in this world but not of this world. All Glory to God. He is such a love.
My prayer for you is that my story may help you be done with any anxiety, worry doubt or fear you may have or that may crop up in your today. I write to you in Christ to share my hope, experience and joy that you may be touched where your heart needs touching. Most important of all things forever and ever is Jesus loves you and cares for you. He wants us to have abundant life that is why He came. John 10:10 'I came so that you could have life and that you might have it more abundantly. The devil only comes to steal, kill, destroy.' Our lives can be abundant in joy. peace, gentleness, kindness, humility, love, long suffering free from self seeking. We were created in the image of Christ. We can overcome with Jesus. It is written. Keep on and keep on. Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen.
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