We all deal with anxiety at some point or another. Anxiety often manifests itself in the ungodly concern about our circumstances, performance, or reputation, and is frequently rooted in lack of knowledge, lack of control over a situation, and quite frankly, our failure to take an eternal perspective on things. Where does freedom from anxiety begin?
Overcoming anxiety begins with the confession that it is not God’s will. In fact, worrying is the insinuation that God is unable to ensure our welfare.It’s time to recognize the futility in worry. We must gain a better understanding of God’s power, entrust to Him things we cannot control, take the eternal perspective on all things, and substitute prayer for worry.
When we pray, we draw on supernatural resources. Every time we begin to feel even a little inkling of anxiety creeping into our thoughts, we should see that as a call from God that it’s time to pray. The more you worry, the less you pray. The more you pray, the less you worry.
Father, give me a heart like the heart of Jesus, a heart more ready to serve than be served, a heart moved by compassion towards the weak and oppressed. May Jesus' life of love and service be my guide to love and serve the underprivileged, the abandoned and the needy. In Jesus' name, Amen.