Pastor's Devotion
Pastor's One on One Weekly Devotion

October 2, 2017

"Anxiety"

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

How many of us have this spirit? You know what I mean? That inner whirlwind, gut-wrenching, confused state of being that takes over our hearts and minds from time to time. Anxiety will drive you crazy!

Most of us don’t know what to do with the situations we find ourselves in. We get stressed and the truth gets fuzzy. But no matter how difficult times may get in your life, you don't ever want to develop anxiety.

When anxiety gets you in a grip, it’s hard to avoid worrying about tomorrow. It’s difficult to adopt a Jeremiah 29:11 attitude. Sometimes it seems all we can do is shove our fears heavenward and hope God takes them away. Jesus is always the better way.

Overcoming anxiety means facing fear with truth, especially when we admit ultimate truths and pray for help to go from there. Pray for truth to rule your life in the name of Jesus Christ. It’s not always easy because we live in a world of lies. But through the power of God we can break the various chains of fear.

The Bible instructs us to "learn to do well". Learn to defeat the spirit of anxiety and the works of anxiety from the very early stages. When your head is clear and calm, your mind is free to hear God better. Jesus wants us to remain free and full of faith!

 

YIC,
Pastor W.D.