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Be Anxious For No-Thing

imageWhat does it mean to be anxious?

Dictionary.Com defines anxious as the following:

Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous. I think lots of times many of us fuss with this common emotion of anxieties.

We feel afraid, concerned, frustrated, stressed out, uneasy, unstable, uncertain and the like. This is our natural state, but we can overcome this too. Can we be anxious for NO-thing that tries to plague us? How?

By practice….

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 55:12

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:14
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28
Anxiety makes us weak, tired, frustrated and even crazy at times. We become so stressed out to the point that we are non-functional! We bring this on ourselves by not taking care of us! That is why I go to the Word of God. That is our source of all things. I included several scriptures here on the subject that are only a small fraction of how many times God is prompting us to go to Him. To trust Him. To believe Him and to leave things in His hands.
WORRYING MAKES US WORSE!
An article at webmd.com states how strongly that worrying affects us.

Worrying is feeling uneasy or being overly concerned about a situation or problem. With excessive worrying, your mind and body go into overdrive as you constantly focus on “what might happen.”

In the midst of excessive worrying, you may suffer with high anxiety — even panic — during waking hours. Many chronic worriers tell of feeling a sense of impending doom or unrealistic fears that only increase their worries. Ultra-sensitive to their environment and to the criticism of others, excessive worriers may see anything — and anyone — as a potential threat.

Hasn’t this happened to us all… in those moments of inner turmoil and panic, life circumstances and heavy thoughts… sleepless nights and restless days? We grow weary, weary and more WEARY! We lose the inner strength that we need to stand strong.  Time and time again, here is what we find:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
I love how personal this scripture is as the apostle remains in that contemplative and pressing state….
Why God, Why? He answers so quickly, providing the assurance that we need in the moments of doubt. He provides that comfort in the moments of chaos. He provides the stability we need in the moments where we experience instability.
That is the God we serve!
A GOOD God…. who is glorious and triumphant in every aspect.
Worry not! Fear not! Be anxious for NOTHING!
You’re going to be okay…and so am I. 🙂
With God we can get past any “thing” that is thrown at us.

April 7 {Walk With Me Jesus: Daily Words of Hope & Encouragement By Marie Chapian}
Don’t worry. Your tasks will be completed one at a time and your life will fulfill all that I set before you. You’ll see everything fulfilled sequentially, in perfect order and with success. I don’t want you fatigued with concern over things you can’t control. Know that when you give the tasks to Me and rest in My abilities, trusting Me, you’ll be much happier. Other people are blessed by the infectious spirit of happiness you exude through Me. What you do, dear one, is important, yes, but not as important as who you are to Me.

 

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  1. I can relate to every word written on this article about fear, anxiety, hurt, confusion, worries, sleepless nights, panic, depression ect…I can go on and on like the energized bunny. Am not sharing this to gain pity am sharing because its a critical matter that really needs to be dealt with and I hid it for a long time. I got tired of feeling tired and not moving forward; I got tired of not getting any better. it’s a long healing process but we can do all things through CHRIST that gives us the strength, God says in His word to CAST ALL of our fears, FOR he cares for us (Me), when you seek God first and his kingdom He will release you from all of the above. The healing process hurts but at the same time it brings relief, strength, peace, joy when it’s over. I’m now disciplining myself to read the word & pray before going to bed, I then take hold of my tablet, put on my ear plugs and go to bed listening to praise & worship music. I wake up with a renewed mind and refreshed spirit. Music is my addiction, I am a praise and worshiper addict, music is what mellows my heart before the Lord, it gives me a spiritual high. not one day goes by that I don’t praise my God whether am sad or not, I have to praise Him for what He is, for what He has done in my life AND CONTINUES TO DO. I am putting a comma on my past life and moving on…. SORRY FOR THE LONG RESPONSE! I JUST HAD TO SHARE!

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