How do you deal with worry and anxiety in your life?
I’d like to suggest to you that it may be helpful to imagine anxiety and worry as two rough and ugly characters.
They try to force themselves into your heart and mind. They relentlessly prod and poke you to steal your joy, keep you from a good night’s rest, and encourage you to succumb to your deepest fears. So how can you overcome them?
You ask God to grant you His peace. Then, ask the God of peace to stand with you.
This is powerful because anxiety and worry are powerless in the face of the God of peace.
When God and His peace reign in your heart and mind, worry and anxiety are stripped of their power. As the Scripture so graciously exhorts us, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)
Rejoicing happens when you fill your heart and mind with positive things, claim the promises of peace from God’s Word, and ask the Holy Spirit to guard your heart and mind.
Ask God to give you strength to defeat anxiety and worry in your life today. When you’re filled with the presence and peace of God in your heart and mind, those two ugly characters will be afraid to even knock on the door.