Thursday, April 26, 2012

****Why Do We Have Anxiety?****


  1. A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
   I believe anxiety is just a weapon used by our attacker as a road block.He is quite the trickster and knows if we're anxious and preoccupied than we are not able to call upon the Holy Spirit to give us the strength or comfort we need during his attempts to pull us from our paths.

We walk around as Christians every day with the only tool we need for all our circumstances within us. Jesus knew we could not survive our time on Earth without Him, that is why when He left to return to the Father he gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to intercede on our behalf.

But not just with our Loving Father in Heaven,no, He was given to us so that His wisdom, strength, and comfort would enable us to endure all the trials we would face in order to fulfill our individual purposes before we ascend on that final day.

In Mathew 6: 25

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Jesus is telling us to trust our Heavenly Father's love and if we put our faith in Him He will keep all His promises to us, because we are His children. I am not saying that we shouldn't have anxiety at any time in our lives, for the Lord gave us our emotions, if we lose a loved one it is normal to have anxiety, even Jesus wept when He was told His friend Lazarus had past away, but it's what we do with the adversity we face that is His concern.

Do we trust our Loving Father or fall prey to the attackers deception? God never promised us it would be easy, only that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Trouble is inevitable, misery is optional, and as long as our anxiety doesn't lead to misery, where we spiral out of control blocking us from receiving the guidance of the Holy Spirit, than a normal amount of anxiety does not affect our lives in a negative way.

So this week when we face adversity, let us remember that we are armed with the strongest weapon to face any battle, and as long as we surrender and lift it up so that we can be equipped with the peace we need to experience all that God has promised.
May we have a joy and love-filled week led by the wisdom, comfort,and strength of the Holy Spirit. I pray the below poem from my upcoming book "Poems of The Eternal Heart A Daily Devotional" bring us the encouragement and certainty we need to stay God's course. Love,hugs and prayers Patricia xx 

Anxiety Is Not  An Option

To be anxious is a symptom,
that our faith is in a struggle,
it takes every ounce of what we have,
to keep from stressing as we juggle.

But here's the thing, there is no need,
for that to take place at all,
as the Holy Spirit is the only one,
we should ever have to call.

And once we let the attacker know,
that our faith will not be shaken,
 we all get a little closer to making sure,
that a child of God's not taken...

Patricia VanDenburg©

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this...we all experience anxiety at all different levels everyday, every minute...the part: Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? This is beautiful as when I get overwhelmed I sit and watch my birds and they are calming and God provides for them just as he does us. Thank you for the encouragement. Very gifted Author! Love your writings.