Blog fam! I pray all has been well since my last post. I do want to take this time to talk about anxiety. From March of last year until now life has thrown some unexpected things my way. I’m really a take life as it comes type of person but I must admit with life happening, it threw me a little off balance. This allowed anxiety to slowly creep in. When I was in certain situations I could literally feel my heart racing and it took everything for me not to have to breathe into a paper bag lol. At that point I had enough! I was in desperate need of answers so I began to seek the Lord about it. In my search, I was led to Philippians 4:6,
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”.
After reading it, I knew the Lord wanted me to go deeper. For those of you who know me personally, you know I love research. I investigated what anxiety meant for people during the time this scripture was written and the definition literally answered and gave me the answer I’d been searching for. Anxiety is putting God-like expectations on ourselves! We face situations and look within ourselves for the solutions instead of turning it our to God who knows all. We become so wrapped up in that moment of stress that we forget Philippians 4:6 gives us the blueprint to handle it. In every situation we are to pray, ask and be thankful and God will hear our request. After we have done this, we have the promise of Philippians 4:7,
“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
We have peace in knowing we have given everything to a God who’s big enough to handle it. In this peace, God will keep you covered. There will no longer be room for anxiety because God has given you peace. Hold on to His promises and know that you serve a God who is working on your behalf.
God, we thank you for the day that you have made. We come against anything that would cause us to lose focus. When we face stressful situations, help us to remember that there is strength and peace in you. In Jesus’ name; amen! Be blessed peeps!