Jesus... Our Cure for Anxiety
Human emotions have a way of dictating a response in any given situation. If it is bad enough, it can make us come to a complete halt. But is there another way?
Recently feeling this, I googled scripture for “having a bad day” and Psalm 25 came up. I opened my bible and began to read. When I got to verse 17, “The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish”, I knew that was exactly what I felt and what I wanted. I wanted complete relief! Don’t you when things go south quickly? I had a choice to make. I could allow this issue to devour me;
"Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
I have allowed that in the past and learned that just makes things worse!
So, knowing what I know about Jesus and His faithfulness, I chose to pray instead of letting the feelings and emotions take over. As gut wrenched as I felt, I slowly began to plead with God to help me feel better and make the issue go away. I then prayed, instead of just reading, Psalm 25. Amazingly, I received a message in the depths of my heart that had I not prayed I know would never have surfaced.
The crisis required me to walk through step by step in order to be free. My issue was not going to go away. With my day ahead, I needed to focus completely on the Heart of Jesus and His way of how to manage. He was not going to move this mountain or part the water so I could walk right through. I needed to put one foot in front of the other and trust blindly He would give me exactly what I needed.
As I have navigated the waters, I have remembered the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. He proved to me at every turn His power is so strong and though I felt like I was shaking inside with my mouth so dry with nerves; He gave me words and the direct path to take. Even though I felt my enemy’s presence, he did not win. Jesus won through me!
Right now I sit in a better place. Sure there is more to tackle and I am certain to have similar feelings. But I know My God is for me and not against me, just as He is for you and not against you!
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Our God is a strong and mighty God! Praise you Jesus! So, with faith the size of a mustard seed, may we begin today and every day in the strength of Jesus Christ!
With the Love of Jesus,