Welcome to the second half of this month. I know that God has being faithful to you, and He will forever be faithful. When the month began, I started with the topic: Don’t be Anxious. This is because at this time, being the ninth month of the year, the level of anxiety in the heart of people is usually on the increase.
You might be worried about your yet to be achieved expectations for the year or that change of job you have being waiting for. However, I would want you to know that God is still in the business of meeting your needs, and He specialises in last minute miracles. So, don’t be anxious for anything. Anxiety will only make you miss your blessings.
It is not God’s will for you to live in anxiety. If fact, He said: Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10). It is in your stillness that God exalts and grants you your heart desire.
In the first segment of this article, I defined what anxiety is and its negative effect on your health and life. However, I will like you to know that there is no challenge without a cure. This means that every anxiety you feel over any issue has a cure and that cure is the Word of God.
God’s Word is the never failing solution to any life situation and circumstance. In the Word of God, you find solutions and instructions that when followed will lead you to your desired breakthrough. Truth is: The reason people feel troubled and anxious is that they either don’t know enough of God’s Word, or they don’t believe it enough to handle their situation. God’s Word is quick and power to handle any situation, as light from the Word will always prevail over darkness at anytime.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).
When you diligently search through Scriptures, you will find solutions to any issue of concern. However, these solutions may come in form of instructions. That means there is always something for you to do to get your desired change. In the case of anxiety, the Bible clearly states:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6).
In light of the above Scripture, these tips must be practiced if you must overcome anxiety:
Pray: God knows that you have needs, but you must ask Him in faith. The Bible says:
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full (John 16:24).
When you pray about your needs, the Bible says you should believe that you have received it (Mark 11:24). Believing means that you do not worry over that issue anymore, knowing that God has taken over that situation.
Continuous Thanksgiving: After you have prayed, you must watch with thanksgiving. Fill your heart and mouth with praises. Dance, sing, rejoice and make the devil mad. When you do this, you have an understanding that what you asked from God is on the way. So, there is no need to be anxious about it. When you are filled with joy and praise, you will see God speedily in action on your behalf.
However, when you are given to anxiety, you are judging God unfaithful and that amounts to calling Him a liar. God is more than enough to meet your needs; He is too faithful to fail. Therefore, trust Him solely, and quit anxiety. For your miracle is just around the corner.
Truth is: If you are not born again, these tips won’t be of benefit to you. It is the life of God in you that gives you the grace to seek His Word and be obedient to it. It is also God’s grace that keeps you firm on what the Word of God says, even when confronted with negative situations. Therefore, you need to be born again to access grace to be free from anxiety. The good news is, you can be born again by just saying this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Singles With A Difference, A Living Witness and Make Your Life Count, You Can Overcome Anxiety.