Break Free From Anxiety!

Anxiety comes in various forms. Worry, stress, and the like will come up at any time and catch us off guard and throw us on a roller coaster ride that may seem never ending. But, just as Jesus tore thru an out of order temple with righteous indignation, I too have a righteous indignation and a desire to get my spiritual house in order. There is a culprit who wants to destroy our peace of mind and he must be dealt with! In order to do so, we have certain responsibilities to carry out daily so that we can rise above anxiety when it comes.

Do you have anxiety about our countries leadership? Your children’s safety? Your health? Your finances? Your relationships? Anything can send you on a downward spiral and have you feeling like “you” have to figure out the situation and find a solution. But, let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. God is waiting to do for you what has not even entered your mind.  We can no longer allow ourselves to be torn between relying on ourselves to sort out whatever “it” is. Resisting anxiety and relying on God should not be viewed as a last resort. Our Lord and Savior should be our first choice and He is who we must cling to no matter what comes.

Humble Yourself

So HUMBLE YOURSELVES under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. GIVE ALL your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. -1Peter 5:6-7 (NLT)

When life seems to be going well, we can develop a false sense of security and control. I have come to realize that I’m never in control and daily I must surrender my life and concerns to my heavenly Father. God tells us to humble ourselves under His “mighty hand.” Don’t you know our God is more than capable of handling whatever “it” is in your life? Trust Him! Believe Him! Say it right now, “God, I trust You and the mighty way You will move on my behalf!” Relinquishing our anxiety is a daily act of our will. Just because you did it yesterday isn’t enough. Be proactive, and give all your worries to God before they show up.

Rely on THE ROCK

Can we ever be totally secure? Yes! Whether our circumstances change or not, our God remains the same and He should always be our remedy of choice. When anxiety rises, so should our prayer, praise, and previous testimonies of God’s faithfulness towards us.

Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God. - Philippians 4:6(WNT)

Functioning in anxiety leaves a gapping whole you can’t cover on your own. Whenever we allow anxiety, worry, or stress to be in control of our actions and thoughts, we make ourselves more susceptible to more negative thoughts and further attack of the enemy. We don’t have to walk around exposed!! When we worry, we put ourselves in the place of God and let down our spiritual guard. The Word of God is our sword, keep it in your hands! Your faith is your shield… raise it high!! Realign yourself with Gods view each day and watch how His supernatural power will meet you in due season. Be aware, this is not a quick fix. But for the consistent…the outcome is sure. Our God will never fail us but rather He will keep us as we break free from anxiety with the promise of His JOY!!!

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me JOY. -Psalm 94:19 NIV

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