Are You Anxious For Nothing?

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Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day – Jesus Christ

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Many of us get up day after day telling ourselves that things will get better in our lives. Or, we’ll deal with the issues that plaguing us when we have time. But. The. Fact. Of. The. Matter. Is! No, we won’t. The issues will only magnify themselves.

Don’t get me wrong!

Some of our anxiety is temporary. For example, if you get a call about your child being in a car accident, you’re going to be anxious because you don’t immediately know all the ins-and-outs of what happened. Such as, who was at fault, is your child okay, is the car totaled, and the list of your anxiety is endless.

However, your anxiousness will eventually go away upon your arrival to the accident and getting the answers to the questions you’ve asked in your head.
We can’t totally escape anxiety. However, we can control our emotions and the influence it has on our life. And, sometimes, we’re not always pleased with how we express our emotions. But even in that, we still have the power to control how we act. We just choose differently.

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It’s noteworthy to mention that anxiety means having feelings of dread and uncertainty about something.

With that definition, anxiety can be deadly if it’s not dealt with. Anxiety unchecked will eventually lead to health issues. Many of us go through life dealing with issues that we have no control over. And, we’re anxious about it as though God has no control. That thing that’s plaguing you, can be dealt with. God is willing to work on your behalf. 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

In Acts 18:9-11, Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

God spoke directly to Paul about being anxious. He comforted him during times of uncertainty. God assured Paul, not everybody in the city is against him, but other people are there to support and honor his work.

Paul found peace in those words and remained in that city for a year and six months. Oh Boy! That’s peace. Right?

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Now for you! As long as you continue to go through life and not acknowledge your anxiety and you’re dishonest about it. It’s going to be like drinking poison, slowly killing you. And, eventually, the anxiety will spill over into your relationships. So, face the anxiety and be honest with God about where the anxiety is coming from.

Some of us go to the psychiatrist week after week seeking peace. Well, let me tell you that the doctor can’t give you the peace you need to help get rid of your anxiety because God is the Prince of Peace. It comes from Him. Therefore, you’ll continue to be prescribed drugs and take over the counter medication to get rid of your anxiety. You’ll only get temporary relief. The truth of the matter is. Your problems can only be solved by a righteous God.

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Let’s stop! Ask yourself this question. What’s bothering you at this very moment?
As I’ve mentioned, if you don’t acknowledge and face it, it’s only going to get worse. You have to deal with the truth no matter how difficult it may be to accept the truth. Allow God to help you get through it.
I’m truly a witness that He can.

There have been times when God has spoken so strongly to me and I just couldn’t figure out what God was talking about. I became anxious and begin to search my heart, my behavior, and my actions toward others. Over time, I understood why He spoke, But, my anxiousness was pure because I desire to please God’s heart and to obey Him.

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Anxiety can wreak havoc in your life: Check out the consequences.

  • Anxiety divides your mind: While you’re sitting at your desk, at work, you can’t think about anything except for that problem you’re facing. You don’t desire to do anything, but the bare minimum to get you through your day.
  • Anxiety slows down your productivity: You can’t be productive during the course of your day. You’ll miss place your keys, leave your cell phone behind, you’ll become short patient with others, etc. You’ll make excuses for not running your errands, and continue to put things off until the next day.
  • Anxiety affects your personal relationships with other people: If you go around your friends and family talking about your issues, you’ll find them backing away from you or stop taking your calls because they just don’t want to hear it anymore.
  • Anxiety leads to unwise decisions: When you’re anxious, you can’t think. You’ll start making spontaneous decisions that you need to sit down and think about first. Unwise decisions lead to more chaos in your life.
  • Anxiety steals your joy and peace: Anxiety is an energy-zapper! You’ll find yourself just getting through your day. You’ll have no desire to have fun with friends and family and find reasons to just stay at home alone.

God doesn’t want us to live with anxiety. In Philippians 4:6-7, Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

In conclusion, God is going to see us through every situation we’re facing. We just have to surrender to the will of God. You may not understand everything that God is doing in your life and how He’s going to work it out to your advantage. Just trust that He will.

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You may be saying by now…”Valerie, you don’t know what I’m going through.” True! But, guess what? You don’t know what I’ve been through. We’re in it together.

Just choose to trust Him. God loves you absolutely and completely.
If you’ve never trusted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. None of this is going to work. You need to make a covenant with Him so He can set you free.