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14th December 2022

Fear, Anxiety and Worry


. . . The God of peace will be with you.


Philippians 4:9



At its best, anxiety distracts us from our relationship with God and the truth that He is “Lord of heaven and earth” (Matthew 11:25). At its worst, anxiety is a crippling disease, taking over our minds and plunging our thoughts into darkness. But God wants so much more for us than to walk through life full of fear, worry and anxiety.


Do not be anxious about anything,” the Bible tells us in the book of Philippians, chapter 4, “but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Our instructions do not stop there. The chapter goes on to tell believers exactly what we should focus on. And it’s not fear, terrorism, illness, death or evil.


In Philippians 4:8-9, the Bible says: “Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honourable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, if there is anything praiseworthy, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—meditate on these things, and the God of peace will be with you.


The first step to an anxiety-free mind is to give your life to Jesus Christ. Once you have taken that step, it is important to fix your thoughts on Jesus and the promise that He is preparing a place for His followers in heaven (John 14:2-3).


Read

Colossians 3:12:17.

Prayer

You know what troubles me today, Father God. In faith, I give it all over to You and now praise You, knowing Your love will not fail. In the Redeemer's name, I pray. Amen.



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