We live in a world where so many people have issues with anxiety. The dictionary defines anxiety as an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future. We are worried about our safety’; we are worried about our future and the future of our family members. It seems that anxiety has overtaken our lives.
Sometimes we get so preoccupied with our issues that we forget that the Bible addressed anxiety; in Philippians 4:6 AMP it says, “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.” You see, God has everything under control. We are anxious because He is not following our plan of action. We pray and we already have a predetermined answer to our prayer. When God does not follow our plan; we become anxious.
But God is God and he knows the beginning from the end. He knows the right time and the right way to answer our prayer. Abraham did not have this issue. When God spoke, Abraham took Him at His word and considered it done; even when there was no evidence to support his belief.
We also need to have faith like that in God. If we find ourselves in the mindset of Sarah and we want to help God, look at the consequences of her help and think again. God does not need our help. Also, when we leave it to Him; we have peace. Verse 7 says,“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].” So let us practice what this says so we can experience the peace of God which guards our hearts and minds.
Thought for Today: Friend, don’t give way to anxiety.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.