Don't Let Worry and Anxiety Damage Your Life. Seek God's Help
Welcome to Christian Charity World as we look at worry and anxiety.
“2 Chronicles 20:12. O our God, will You not exercise judgement upon them? For we have no might to stand against this great company that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
How many of us can say that we truly don’t worry?
Can we really say that we never get anxious?
I’ve spent a lot of time studying both the subject of “positive thinking” and also the Bible, and yet sometimes I still have worry and anxiety. When you have bills to pay and the responsibilities of looking after a family, it is difficult not to be concerned as to where the next penny is coming from. As I wrestle with the problem the solution seems to be further and further away.
Life Style Coaches will advise not to think about the problem but to concentrate on the solution. Very sound advice if we have that happy knack of being able to switch off the negative thoughts and go into positive mode.
There is no doubt that worry doesn’t achieve anything. If we examine our thoughts in times trouble we will see that all we do see is “the problem” and this keeps on churning over in our minds. If we are relying on our own ability to come up with answers, we fail miserably. And we become miserable.
So what is the Christian view on worry and anxiety?
How does scripture advise us to handle our troubles?
Well believe it not, God actually wants us all to have an abundant life. He wants us to have the joy and contentment that so many of us continually search for. We won’t find it in material things that money offers, but we will find it if we give our lives to our saviour Jesus Christ and try to live our lives according to his example.
Jesus may have had few possessions and never knew where the next morsel of food would come from, but He always had faith that His father would provide and had peace knowing that God would tend to all his needs.
Having doubts about the future is Satan’s way of disrupting God’s will for us. By planting worry and anxiety into our minds the Devil is trying to make us disobedient towards the Lord. And if we look at 2 Chronicle 20:12 above, Satan can be seen as the great company against whom we have no might.
But God gives us a solution here in scripture. Turn to Him. Believe in Him without one shred of doubt and He will overcome the problem. He will drive out the enemy and keep us safe and secure. Again through scripture we know that God can move mountains and for our sake he will do it if we ask it of him with thanks, and an unshakeable belief that he will produce the goods.
How many of us, when faced with the troubles of the world, try to sort out the situation on our own?
We strive on manfully thinking that our strength and abilities will put things right. Pride gets in the way of asking for help. Yet we should put our egos aside. When the going gets tough the tough may get going, but perhaps the smarter thing to do is to turn to God. Be humble and pray to our Lord, and if we truly believe that he can take away our worry and anxiety, God will answer our prayers.