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  • Writer's pictureDianne Miley

What’s The Answer to Anxiety?

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34

Despite our faith, anxiety seems to infiltrate every aspect of our lives. We know God is in control, yet we feel the need to fix and control our lives.

Anxiety comes because we don’t have the wherewithal to figure it all out on our own.

But we don’t have to!

“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

How do we TRUST and get this PEACE?

· PRAYER. Meditation is often prescribed to reduce anxiety. The original meditation is PRAYER. Rather than meditating on joy or peace or clearing your mind, prayer is meditating on GOD and His merciful goodness. GOD and His almighty power. GOD our Creator in all His magnificent glory.

When we meditate on GOD, He gives us JOY and PEACE and CLEARS WORRY from our mind.

· SCRIPTURE. Rather than reading the latest self-help book or listening to psychological gurus who claim to have it all figured out, try reading the words of the One who created you (and them).

If you want to know how to fix your troubles, listen to the One who knows all your troubles, who knows you inside and out, who created you exactly the way you are, who designed you for a unique and precious purpose.

· GIVE GOD THE GLORY. We grow anxious and troubled when we aren’t centered on the design and purpose we were created and destined for. Here’s a hint: Everything God created was designed to bring Him glory.

If our lives aren’t bringing glory to God, the One True Holy Being in the entire universe, then we are living in opposition to our purpose.

When we take the credit for all we’ve done or all we’ve earned, that is taking credit from the One who gave us all we have and every skill and ability to earn or learn or even breathe.

That’s like the pot claiming himself wiser and more valuable than the potter who made him. If the potter makes a flowerpot, it will never be a good water jug. There’s a hole in the flowerpot so water will drain from the roots of the flowers. A flowerpot trying to be a water jug will be perpetually unhappy, unfulfilled, and unsuccessful. Talk about anxiety!

It’s futile and frustrating and ends in failure. Frankly, it’s not worth the fight.

Why fight to be right – when we’re wrong?

We must acknowledge the purpose for which we were created in order to find peace.

We must leave our burdens at the feet of Jesus and TRUST our Creator, the One greater than we are.

Let go of control. Ask God what to do. And then LISTEN.

“Be still and know that I am God.

I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Isaiah 46:10

Accept that we do NOT know everything – and God does.

Accept that we are NOT in control – and God is.

Accept that we are NOT God.

Let go of control. (I want such-and-such and I want it now.) Good luck with that.

Let go of pride. (I am better than such-and-such and I deserve better.) Oh, really?

Humble ourselves to the place where we belong. At the feet of Jesus.

God is the Father. We are the children – unknowing, unwise, and ultimately powerless.

Like a small child who trusts their wise parent, we find PEACE in trusting God.

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:7

God's Blessings to you.


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Apr 22, 2023
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Trusting and knowing God is not only a timeless theme, it is what I needed to hear today.

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