She’s right. Fear and anxiety are like vinegar and water. Mixed together, they clean out our serenity and wipe away our perfect peace.
But can you blame us? How can we have peace when bad news blares every day and at every turn—more wars, more attacks of deadly disease? Peace, confidence and serenity seem elusive. And instead of feeling secure, we tremble.
But although shaken, we’re not defeated, down or discouraged because God has the answer, the perfect answer. Among the vast amount of instructions God’s Word gives, these are the seven ways that we can use as weapons to fight against depression, fear, stress and anxiety.
- Be hopeful, Jesus is near.
- Be anxious for nothing, absolutely nothing.
- Be grateful Christ already overcame the world.
- Be sure that He hears all requests.
- Be diligent in praising Him in all things.
- Be receptive to His peace that goes beyond all understanding.
- Be joyful He will guard your mind from destructive thoughts and confident He will also guard your heart from harmful emotions.
The battle is won. And we carry the victory banner that reads: “The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
Father, in the midst of a world exploding with turmoil, your peace fills my heart and my words will speak praises no matter what I encounter. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- What level is your fear and anxiety these days?
- What brings peace back to your heart?
- How confident are you in God’s promise that He can brush away fear and anxiety?
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