“in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me? I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you. For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”
Psalms 56:11-13 NIV
As a nation in constant chaos, who do we trust and who do we lean on? Psalms 56:11 says it all; “in God I trust and am not afraid.” There is only one thing we can fully put our trust in and that’s God and it’s only when we trust in God that we will not be afraid.
Anxiety of this day and age, in our children and adults alike, is overwhelming in itself. Just read the statistics of those that suffer from anxiety and those that live in fear. It could be the media, it could be conspiracy theorists, it could be friends or even family causing the underlying effect of anxiety in non-clinically diagnosed or in some cases even clinically diagnosed cases.
From my own person experiences of dealing with anxiety, I have found the more I am in the Bible and the more I trust in and lean on God, the calmer my anxiety is. When we know the outcome and we trust in His timing, we learn to relax a bit. We learn to constantly go to Him in prayer, we live by his word, and we cast all of our fears on Him.
Is it a challenge at first? Yes. But again the more we read and are in His word, everything gets easier with time. He will guide you. He will protect you and He will bring you through every circumstance imaginable. Will you still have problems? Yes! Will worry still creep in here and there? Yes. The difference is how we handle our fears, worry, and anxiety that is the difference. He calms our soul. He leads us down the path that is meant to be followed.
Love the Lord with all your heart. Read the word of God daily. Allow yourself to cast your fears on the Lord. Tell Him about your fears and release them. Over time of doing this you will see a difference in how you handle stress and your anxiety. Allow God to be your redeemer. Allow Him to comfort you and see the difference it makes in your life.
Take the time daily to thank God for every victory and every defeat because the defeats are sometimes needed to grow in strength and faith. This is not a perfect world and we will always have our challenges, but again it’s all in how we handle those challenges that keeps us close to God.
Karan – Devout follower of Jesus Christ